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neighborly

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adjective neigh·bor·ly \-lē\

Simple Definition of neighborly

  • : helpful and friendly

Full Definition of neighborly

  1. :  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>



1558

First Known Use of neighborly

1558

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

neighborly

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adjective neigh·bor·ly \ˈnā-bər-lē\

Definition of neighborly

  1. :  familiar and helpful :  friendly

neigh·bor·li·ness noun



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