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Synonyms for friendly
ˈfrɛnd lifriend·ly

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. friendlyadverb

    friendlily, amicably


  2. friendlynoun

    Generally warm, approachable and easy to relate with in character.

    Pets must be friendly, working animals rather obedient

    amicably, friendlily


  3. friendlyadjective

    Inviting, characteristic of friendliness.

    He gave a friendly smile.


  4. friendlyadjective


  5. friendlyadjective


  6. friendlyadjective

    The soldier was killed by friendly fire.


  7. friendlyadjective

    friendly numbers, friendly pairs, friendly n-tuples


English Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  1. friendly

    Friendly, as said of persons, signifies having the disposition of a friend; as said of acts, it signifies befitting or worthy of a friend. The adjective friendly does not reach the full significance of the nouns "friend" and "friendship;" one may be friendly to those who are not his friends, and to be in friendly relations often signifies little more than not to be hostile. In its application to persons, accessible is used of public and eminent persons, who might, if disposed, hold themselves at a distance from others. Companionable and sociable refer to manner and behavior, cordial and genial express genuine kindliness of heart. We speak of a cordial greeting, a favorable reception, a neighborly call, a sociable visitor, an amicable settlement, a kind interest, a friendly regard, a hearty welcome. The Saxon friendly is stronger than the Latin amicable; the amicable may be merely formal; the friendly is from the heart. Fond is commonly applied to an affection that becomes, or at least appears, excessive. Affectionate, devoted, and tender are almost always used in a high and good sense; as, an affectionate son; a devoted friend; "the tender mercy of our God," Luke i, 78. Compare FRIENDSHIP.

    accessible, affable, affectionate, amicable, brotherly, companionable, complaisant, cordial, favorable, fond, genial, hearty, kind, kindly, loving, neighborly, sociable, social, tender, well-disposed

    adverse, alienated, antagonistic, bellicose, belligerent, cold, contentious, disaffected, distant, estranged, frigid, hostile, ill-disposed, indifferent, inimical, unfriendly, unkind, warlike

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. friendly

    well-inclined, welldisposed, amicable, kindly, social, neighborly, sociable, affectionate, favorable, cordial

    ill-inclined, ill-disposed, hostile, inimical, adverse, antagonistic

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. friendlyadjective

    troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces

    "friendlies came to their rescue"

    hostile, unfriendly, beetle-browed, uncordial, chilly, unneighborly, unneighbourly, scowling

  2. friendlyadjective

    characteristic of or befitting a friend

    "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"

    favorable, well-disposed

    hostile, unneighbourly, chilly, uncordial, unfriendly, unneighborly, beetle-browed, scowling

  3. friendly, favorable, well-disposedadjective

    inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile

    "a government friendly to our interests"; "an amicable agreement"

    favorable, favourable, golden, prosperous, well-disposed, lucky

    hostile, unneighborly, uncordial, beetle-browed, unfriendly, scowling, chilly, unneighbourly

  4. friendlyadjective

    easy to understand or use

    "user-friendly computers"; "a consumer-friendly policy"; "a reader-friendly novel"

    favorable, well-disposed

    hostile, unneighbourly, unneighborly, unfriendly, beetle-browed, scowling, chilly, uncordial

  5. friendlyadjective

    of or belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally

    "in friendly territory"; "he was accidentally killed by friendly fire"

    favorable, well-disposed

    hostile, scowling, unneighborly, unneighbourly, beetle-browed, unfriendly, uncordial, chilly

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. xenial

    quiet appreciative xenial-person perceptive xenial: adjective used to describe a friendly relationship between a host and their guests.

    he came across very xenial at the party last night.

    Submitted by anonymous on August 30, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. friendlyadjective

    amicable, fraternal, neighborly, kind, well-affected, on good terms, on friendly terms; on a friendly, familiar, or intimate footing; not hostile, not inimical

  2. friendlyadjective

    favorable, propitious, salutary

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words1.5 / 2 votes

  1. friendlyadjective

    amicable, favorable, kind, fraternal, hospitable, neighborly, cordial, favorable, propitious, salutary, advantageous


Nicknames0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of known nicknames for "Friendly":

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How to use friendly in a sentence?

  1. Steve Warren:

    In Baiji (town), the progress is more notable, friendly forces have begun moving into the town ... and are methodically beginning to root out the enemy.

  2. Charles Li:

    Today the atmosphere in the U.S. is becoming less friendly and we obviously have fundamentally changed many aspects of our listing regime so that we are becoming more accommodating.

  3. Andrew Yang:

    I've seen politicians publicly eviscerate each other and then act collegial or friendly backstage a few minutes later. A lot of it is theatre, perhaps it's the nature of my upbringing, but I'm actually more comfortable trying to fix the system than being a part of it.

  4. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani:

    It's possible that Iran and the United states might have friendly relations. But the key to that is in Washington's hands, not Tehran's.

  5. Joseph Wu:

    I along with our country's people feel sad, angry and regretful, i need to emphasize here that China grabbing our allies and giving us pressure in the diplomatic space will not shrink the distance across the (Taiwan) strait and will not let cross-strait relations walk on a peaceful, friendly path.

Translations for friendly

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  • لطيفArabic
  • приятелски мач, дружелюбен, приветлив, приятелскиBulgarian
  • amistósCatalan, Valencian
  • přátelskýCzech
  • venligt, venskabelig, venskabskamp, venlig, venligsindetDanish
  • Freundschaftsspiel, freundlichGerman
  • φιλικός, φιλικάGreek
  • amike, amikaEsperanto
  • amistoso, amigableSpanish
  • sõbralik, sõbralikultEstonian
  • دوستانهPersian
  • ystävällismielinen, oma, ystävällinen, ystävyysotteluFinnish
  • amicale, amical, aimablement, match amical, ami, gentiment, alliée, allié, gentille, amicalement, aimable, gentilFrench
  • càirdeilScottish Gaelic
  • amigableGalician
  • अनुकूलHindi
  • barátságosan, baráti, barátságosHungarian
  • ընկերական, ընկերաբար, բարեկամականArmenian
  • vingjarnlegur, vináttuleikur, vinalegurIcelandic
  • amichevoleItalian
  • יְדִידוּתִיHebrew
  • 気さく, 人当たりのよい, 味方, フレンドシップマッチ, 友好的, 親善試合, 親切, 愛想のよいJapanese
  • vriendschappelijk, bondgenoot, vriendelijk, sympathiek, aangenaam, bevriende, hartelijk, bevriendDutch
  • vennskapskampNorwegian
  • przyjaznyPolish
  • amistoso, amigo, amigável, amigavelmentePortuguese
  • amical, (în mod) prietenos, prietenos, prieteneșteRomanian
  • любезный, дружелюбный, приве́тливо, любе́зно, товарищеский, дружелю́бно, дружественный, дружеский, дру́жественно, приветливыйRussian
  • prijateljskiSerbo-Croatian
  • prijáteljskiSlovene
  • miqësorAlbanian
  • vänlig, träningsmatch, vänskapsmatchSwedish
  • நட்புTamil
  • flenöfikVolapük
  • חבֿרישYiddish
  • 友好Chinese

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