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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Example sentences
He did not talk, he radiated no friendliness, only competence and an absence of
  fear.
Old notions of politeness, friendliness and respect need to be reestablished.
However, the company's claims about the environmental friendliness of ethanol
  are in dispute.
Essentially, they were tested for their friendliness.
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