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friend·ly

friendly

 
 
pronunciation:
frend li
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: friendlier, friendliest
definition 1: welcoming and pleasant toward others.
I try to be friendly toward people I don't like.Our town is a friendly place.
synonyms:
affable, amiable, pleasant, warm
antonyms:
belligerent, gruff, hostile, icy, ill, stern, unfriendly
similar words:
approachable, cordial, genial, hospitable, intimate, neighborly, outgoing
definition 2: kind and helpful.
The friendly waiter made our meal enjoyable.
synonyms:
amiable, kind, kindly, neighborly
antonyms:
abrupt, cool, hostile, unfriendly
similar words:
cordial, generous, helpful, sympathetic, warm
derivation: friendliness (n.)
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The word friendly contains the following part:
-ly2 Old English adjective-forming suffix that means like; every (when attached to times)
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The suffix -ly2attaches primarily to native English nouns to form adjectives.