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Meaning of BROTHERLY

Pronunciation:  'brudhurlee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  (archaic as adverb) in a brotherly manner
  2. [adj]  like or characteristic of or befitting a brother; "brotherly feelings"; "close fraternal ties"

BROTHERLY is a 9 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: brotherlike, fraternal
 Antonyms: sisterlike, sisterly, sororal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Broth"er*ly\, a.
    Of or pertaining to brothers; such as is natural for
    brothers; becoming to brothers; kind; affectionate; as,
    brotherly love.
    Syn: Fraternal; kind; affectionate; tender.
  2. \Broth"er*ly\, adv.
    Like a brother; affectionately; kindly. ``I speak but
    brotherly of him.'' --Shak.
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