friend-lily

friendly

[frend-lee]
adjective, friendlier, friendliest.
1.
characteristic of or befitting a friend; showing friendship: a friendly greeting.
2.
like a friend; kind; helpful: a little friendly advice.
3.
favorably disposed; inclined to approve, help, or support: a friendly bank.
4.
not hostile or at variance; amicable: a friendly warship; friendly natives.
5.
Computers. user-friendly.
adverb
6.
Also, friendlily. in a friendly manner; like a friend.
noun, plural friendlies.
7.
a person who is in sympathetic relationship to oneself or one's side; one who shows no hostility.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English frendly, Old English frēondlīc. See friend, -ly

friendliness, noun
prefriendly, adjective


1. companionable, neighborly. 2. kindly, amiable, cordial, genial, affectionate, kind-hearted. 3. benevolent, well-disposed, helpful, favorable; advantageous, propitious.


3. antagonistic.
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friendly (ˈfrɛndlɪ)
 
adj , -lier, -liest
1.  showing or expressing liking, goodwill, or trust: a friendly smile
2.  on the same side; not hostile
3.  tending or disposed to help or support; favourable: a friendly breeze helped them escape
 
n , -lier, -liest, -lies
4.  sport Also called: friendly match a match played for its own sake, and not as part of a competition, etc
 
'friendlily
 
adv
 
'friendliness
 
n

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friendly
O.E. freondlic; see friend + -ly (1). Related: Friendliness.
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