adjective neigh·bor·ly \-lē\

: helpful and friendly

Full Definition of NEIGHBORLY

:  of, relating to, or characteristic of congenial neighbors; especially :  friendly <a neighborly welcome>
neigh·bor·li·ness noun

Examples of NEIGHBORLY

  1. She was friendly in a neighborly way.
  2. <they were neighborly folks, always ready to lend a helping hand whenever necessary>

First Known Use of NEIGHBORLY


Synonym Discussion of NEIGHBORLY

amicable, neighborly, friendly mean exhibiting goodwill and an absence of antagonism. amicable implies a state of peace and a desire on the part of the parties not to quarrel <maintained amicable relations>. neighborly implies a disposition to live on good terms with others and to be helpful on principle <neighborly concern>. friendly stresses cordiality and often warmth or intimacy of personal relations <sought friendly advice>.
NEIGHBORLY Defined for Kids


adjective neigh·bor·ly \ˈnā-bər-lē\

Definition of NEIGHBORLY for Kids

:  familiar and helpful :  friendly
neigh·bor·li·ness noun


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