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English adjective: friendly

1. friendly characteristic of or befitting a friend

SamplesFriendly advice.
A friendly neighborhood.
The only friendly person here.
A friendly host and hostess.

Similaraffable, amiable, chummy, companionate, comradely, cordial, couthie, couthy, cozy, genial, hail-fellow, hail-fellow-well-met, informal, intimate, matey, neighborly, neighbourly, pally, palsy-walsy, social

See alsoamicable, congenial, gracious, hospitable, sociable, social, warm



2. friendly inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile

SamplesA government friendly to our interests.
An amicable agreement.

Synonymsfavorable, well-disposed



3. friendly easy to understand or use

SamplesUser-friendly computers.
A consumer-friendly policy.
A reader-friendly novel.

Domain usagecombining form


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

SamplesIn friendly territory.
He was accidentally killed by friendly fire.


English noun: friendly

1. friendly (group) troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces

SamplesFriendlies came to their rescue.

Broader (hypernym)military personnel, soldiery, troops

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine


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