adjective sis·ter·ly \ˈsis-tər-lē\

: showing or suggesting the closeness of a sister

Full Definition of SISTERLY

:  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a sister
sisterly adverb

Examples of SISTERLY

  1. She gave her brother a sisterly kiss on the cheek.
  2. She received sisterly support from other women.

First Known Use of SISTERLY

circa 1570


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