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Meaning of FRIENDLY

Pronunciation:  frendlee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"
  2. [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"
  3. [adj]  (in combination) easy to understand or use; "user-friendly computers"; "a consumer-friendly policy"; "a reader-friendly novel"
  4. [adj]  favorably disposed; not antagonistic or hostile; "a government friendly to our interests"; "an amicable agreement"

FRIENDLY is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: affable, amiable, chummy, companionate, comradely, cordial, couthie, couthy, cozy, favorable, genial, hail-fellow, hail-fellow-well-met, informal, intimate, matey, neighborly, neighbourly, pally, palsy-walsy, social, well-disposed
 Antonyms: hostile, unfriendly
 See Also: agreeable, amicable, congenial, gracious, hospitable, sociable, warm



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Friend"ly\, a. [AS. fre['e]ndl[imac]ce.]
    1. Having the temper and disposition of a friend; disposed to
       promote the good of another; kind; favorable.
    2. Appropriate to, or implying, friendship; befitting
       friends; amicable.
             In friendly relations with his moderate opponents.
    3. Not hostile; as, a friendly power or state.
    4. Promoting the good of any person; favorable; propitious;
       serviceable; as, a friendly breeze or gale.
             On the first friendly bank he throws him down.
    Syn: Amicable; kind; conciliatory; propitious; favorable. See
  2. \Friend"ly\, adv.
    In the manner of friends; amicably; like friends. [Obs.]
          In whom all graces that can perfect beauty Are friendly
          met.                                     --Beau. & Fl.
  3. \Friend"ly\, n.
    A friendly person; -- usually applied to natives friendly to
    foreign settlers or invaders.
          These were speedily routed by the friendlies, who
          attacked the small force before them in fine style.
                                                   --E. N.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: accessible, acquainted, affable, affectionate, agreeable, agreeably, amiable, amiably, amicable, amicably, approachable, ardently, arm in arm, at home, at home with, beneficent, benevolent, benign, benignant, brotherly, buddy-buddy, cheerful, chummy, civil, close, clubbable, clubbish, clubby, comfortable, comfy, commodious, communicative, companionable, companionate, compatible, congenial, congenially, contented, convenient, convivial, cooperative, cordial, cordially, courteous, cozy, cushioned, cushiony, cushy, demonstrative, devoted, easeful, easy, familiar, familiarly, favorable, favorably, fit for society, fond of society, fraternal, friendlike, friendliwise, friendly with, friends with, generous, genial, genially, good-natured, gracious, gregarious, hand in hand, harmonious, heartily, hearty, homelike, homely, homey, homish, hospitable, intimate, intimately, kind, kindly, kindly-disposed, liberal, lived-in, loving, luxurious, matey, neighborlike, neighborly, on good terms, open, openhearted, pally, palsy-walsy, peaceable, peaceful, plain, pleasant, pleasantly, propitious, receptive, relaxing, reposeful, restful, roomy, sib, simpatico, simple, sisterly, snug, sociable, social, social-minded, soft, sympathique, thick, unhostile, unpretending, unreserved, urbane, warm, warmhearted, warm-hearted, warmly, welcoming, well-affected, well-disposed, well-intentioned, well-meaning, well-meant, with open arms