Definition of camaraderie
: a spirit of friendly good-fellowship
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Examples of camaraderie in a Sentence
It is about the camaraderie of troops bound for Vietnam who as their leader warns, have one another and nothing but one another when they fall into hell. —Stanley Kauffmann, New Republic, 25 Mar. 2002
… men on the sunny side of middle age, physical, competitive, used to the quick camaraderie of the team, be it a firefighting squad or a trading desk. —Robert Lipsyte, New York Times, 3 Feb. 2002
Except for occasional bursts of camaraderie, which came like thunderstorms, we were never close. —W. P. Kinsella, Shoeless Joe, 1982
The best of adolescence was the intense male friendships—not only because of the cozy feelings of camaraderie they afforded … but because of the opportunity they provided for uncensored talk. —Philip Roth, Reading Myself and Others, 1975
There is great camaraderie among the teammates.
They have developed a real camaraderie after working together for so long.
Recent Examples of camaraderie from the Web
Where Harbach champions the camaraderie of a college-baseball team, Habash focuses on the individuality and isolation of a single wrestler.
Even though the characters zing each other there is a great deal of camaraderie on the screen.
Judith Millar said one of the more emotional sights from the Special Olympics is the camaraderie among the Gators.
That camaraderie often becomes vital to students at a key point in their lives, said Standiford.
See the New York Times’ recent dispatch on Airbnb pressuring hosts to be more like hotels: For nine years, Jill Bishop enjoyed the camaraderie of renting out her spare bedroom on Airbnb.
The camaraderie felt as thick as the city’s June heat — still above 80 as the sun slowly set — but the enterprise was, in its own way, disorienting.
And there is a camaraderie that emerges during a race.
But despite the emergence of several online farmers markets in the state, the sense of camaraderie at the physical markets remains strong.
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Get Friendly With the History of camaraderie
Camaraderie made its first appearance in English in the middle of the 19th century. It comes from camarade, the French word whose Middle French ancestor was also the source for our word comrade. In Middle French, camarade was used to mean "roommate," "companion," or "a group sleeping in one room." It derived by way of Old Spanish from the Late Latin camera, or camara, meaning "chamber." We also have the word comradery, which means the same thing as camaraderie but did not take the same etymological route as its synonym. That word, formed by attaching the -ry suffix (as found in wizardry and citizenry) to comrade, didn't appear in English until almost 40 years after camaraderie.
Origin and Etymology of camaraderie
French, from camarade comrade
First Known Use: 1840See Words from the same year
CAMARADERIE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of camaraderie for English Language Learners
: a feeling of good friendship among the people in a group
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