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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


Attributefriendliness


Antonymsunfriendly

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


SamplesA government friendly to our interests.
An amicable agreement.


Synonymsfavorable, well-disposed


Similaramicable


Antonymshostile

3. friendly easy to understand or use


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


Domain usagecombining form


Antonymsunfriendly

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.


Antonymshostile


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


Antonymshostile









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