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brotherly

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adjective broth·er·ly \ˈbrə-thər-lē\

Simple Definition of brotherly

  • : showing or suggesting the love and closeness of a brother

Full Definition of brotherly

  1. 1 :  of or relating to brothers

  2. 2 :  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.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of brotherly

before 12th century

Rhymes with brotherly


BROTHERLY Defined for Kids

brotherly

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adjective broth·er·ly \ˈbrə-thər-lē\

Definition of brotherly

  1. 1 :  of or relating to brothers

  2. 2 :  2kind 1, affectionate





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