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Synonyms for friendly
ˈfrɛnd li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. friendly(adj)

    troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces

    "friendlies came to their rescue"

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

  2. friendly(adj)

    characteristic of or befitting a friend

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

    Synonyms:
    favorable, well-disposed

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

  3. friendly, favorable, well-disposed(adj)

    inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile

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

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

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

  4. friendly(adj)

    easy to understand or use

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

    Synonyms:
    favorable, well-disposed

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

  5. friendly(adj)

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

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

    Synonyms:
    favorable, well-disposed

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

Wiktionary

  1. friendly(adverb)

    Synonyms:
    amicably, friendlily

    Antonyms:
    unfriendly

  2. friendly(noun)

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

    Pets must be friendly, working animals rather obedient

    Synonyms:
    amicably, friendlily

    Antonyms:
    unfriendly

  3. friendly(adjective)

    Inviting, characteristic of friendliness.

    He gave a friendly smile.

    Antonyms:
    unfriendly

  4. friendly(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    unfriendly

  5. friendly(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    unfriendly

  6. friendly(adjective)

    The soldier was killed by friendly fire.

    Antonyms:
    unfriendly

  7. friendly(adjective)

    friendly numbers, friendly pairs, friendly n-tuples

    Antonyms:
    unfriendly

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

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

    Antonyms:
    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

  1. friendly

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

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

Editors Contribution

  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  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. friendly(a)

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

    Antonyms:
    unfriendly

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Friendly":

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How to use friendly in a sentence?

  1. Thongloun Sisoulith:

    We are a close friend of Vietnam and China, we try to solve the problems in a friendly way, we are in the middle, but it's not a problem.

  2. Bella Thorne:

    I’m very friendly with Kylie and Kendall … as far as I’m know we’re super chill. I didn’t have any problem with them.

  3. Nelson Smith:

    There has always been communication between lenders and authorizers generally, we want it to be more fruitful and more efficient. Some of the stories about lender-authorizer communications betray a certain informality. While you want a friendly open relationship you need to know what the official record is saying and what decisions the authorizing body is making.

  4. Bill Nelson:

    It was one of the most respectful, friendly meetings.

  5. Rosie Granados:

    We are all broken. We are all suffering, she was very friendly and was always smiling.

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Translations for friendly

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  • لطيفArabic
  • приятелски мач, приятелски, дружелюбен, приветливBulgarian
  • amistósCatalan, Valencian
  • přátelskýCzech
  • venskabskamp, venlig, venskabelig, venligsindet, venligtDanish
  • freundlich, FreundschaftsspielGerman
  • φιλικός, φιλικάGreek
  • amika, amikeEsperanto
  • amigable, amistosoSpanish
  • sõbralik, sõbralikultEstonian
  • دوستانهPersian
  • ystävällinen, oma, ystävällismielinen, ystävyysotteluFinnish
  • amical, ami, amicale, gentille, gentiment, alliée, amicalement, gentil, aimable, allié, match amical, aimablementFrench
  • càirdeilScottish Gaelic
  • amigableGalician
  • अनुकूलHindi
  • barátságosan, baráti, barátságosHungarian
  • բարեկամական, ընկերական, ընկերաբարArmenian
  • vingjarnlegur, vináttuleikur, vinalegurIcelandic
  • amichevoleItalian
  • יְדִידוּתִיHebrew
  • 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
  • vennskapskampNorwegian
  • przyjaznyPolish
  • amigável, amigo, amistoso, amigavelmentePortuguese
  • (în mod) prietenos, prietenește, amical, prietenosRomanian
  • приве́тливо, любе́зно, товарищеский, дружелю́бно, дружественный, дружеский, приветливый, дру́жественно, дружелюбный, любезныйRussian
  • prijateljskiSerbo-Croatian
  • prijáteljskiSlovene
  • miqësorAlbanian
  • vänlig, vänskapsmatch, träningsmatchSwedish
  • நட்புTamil
  • flenöfikVolapük
  • חבֿרישYiddish
  • 友好Chinese

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