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sisterly

[sis-ter-lee] /ˈsɪs tər li/
adjective
1.
of, like, or befitting a sister:
sisterly affection.
adverb
2.
in the manner of a sister; as a sister.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; sister + -ly
Related forms
sisterliness, noun
unsisterly, adjective
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  • For even to so dull an observer as myself, it was plain her kindness was of a more moving nature than the sisterly.
  • sisterly beams of light shine down in slanted columns: the stage is set and lit by nature.
British Dictionary definitions for sisterly

sisterly

/ˈsɪstəlɪ/
adjective
1.
of, resembling, or suitable to a sister, esp in showing kindness and affection
Derived Forms
sisterliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for sisterly
adj.

1560s, from sister + -ly (1). Related: Sisterliness.

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