troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces
"friendlies came to their rescue"
characteristic of or befitting a friend
"friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"
friendly, favorable, well-disposed(adj)
inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile
"a government friendly to our interests"; "an amicable agreement"
easy to understand or use
"user-friendly computers"; "a consumer-friendly policy"; "a reader-friendly novel"
of or belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally
"in friendly territory"; "he was accidentally killed by friendly fire"
Generally warm, approachable and easy to relate with in character.
Pets must be friendly, working animals rather obedient
Inviting, characteristic of friendliness.
He gave a friendly smile.
The soldier was killed by friendly fire.
friendly numbers, friendly pairs, friendly n-tuples
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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 Antonyms
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.
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How to use friendly in a sentence?
Of course the animals have been missing the visitors, the gorillas have really been looking out for people, i am absolutely sure they are going to be really excited when they see lots of friendly visitor faces visiting them tomorrow.
A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.
I’d say this is a business-friendly bill and I’d ask for your support.
I was told people, police in the Red Square are smiling, when they are asked for some information, they are very friendly. This is great. This is exactly what Russia is. This is the new image that we have about Russia.
On the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that on other days and other fields will bear the fruits of victory.
Translations for friendly
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- приятелски мач, приятелски, дружелюбен, приветливBulgarian
- amistósCatalan, Valencian
- venskabskamp, venlig, venskabelig, venligsindet, venligtDanish
- freundlich, FreundschaftsspielGerman
- φιλικός, φιλικάGreek
- amika, amikeEsperanto
- amigable, amistosoSpanish
- sõbralik, sõbralikultEstonian
- ystävällinen, oma, ystävällismielinen, ystävyysotteluFinnish
- amical, ami, amicale, gentille, gentiment, alliée, amicalement, gentil, aimable, allié, match amical, aimablementFrench
- càirdeilScottish Gaelic
- barátságosan, baráti, barátságosHungarian
- բարեկամական, ընկերական, ընկերաբարArmenian
- vingjarnlegur, vináttuleikur, vinalegurIcelandic
- 味方, 愛想のよい, 親切, 親善試合, 友好的, 気さく, フレンドシップマッチ, 人当たりのよいJapanese
- bondgenoot, bevriend, vriendschappelijk, aangenaam, vriendelijk, sympathiek, hartelijk, bevriendeDutch
- amigável, amigo, amistoso, amigavelmentePortuguese
- (în mod) prietenos, prietenește, amical, prietenosRomanian
- приве́тливо, любе́зно, товарищеский, дружелю́бно, дружественный, дружеский, приветливый, дру́жественно, дружелюбный, любезныйRussian
- vänlig, vänskapsmatch, träningsmatchSwedish
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