adjective broth·er·ly \ˈbrə-thər-lē\

: showing or suggesting the love and closeness of a brother

Full Definition of BROTHERLY

:  of or relating to brothers
:  natural or becoming to brothers :  affectionate <brotherly love>
broth·er·li·ness noun
brotherly adverb

Examples of BROTHERLY

  1. He gave his sister a brotherly hug.
  2. He received brotherly support from his fellow priests.

First Known Use of BROTHERLY

before 12th century

Related to BROTHERLY

Rhymes with BROTHERLY


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