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
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A weekend where family, friends and neighbors gather for cookouts and camaraderie turned violent on an eastern Iredell County road when a man stabbed another with a barbecue fork.
The group atmosphere creates camaraderie where there are no judgments but lots of encouragement.
Stay humble, hungry: Chemistry played a huge role in 2016, with camaraderie keeping the focus on the only goal that matters.
Taylor caught in sepia both the isolation and the camaraderie of camp life.
There's a real sense of camaraderie in the Bachelorette mansion this season, and the guys are roasting each other with gusto only a couple of hours into the first cocktail party.
Since Koh took Whyte’s seat, the two jurists have built up a camaraderie.
The end result is usually just a bit of country camaraderie and some tasty venison for the freezer.
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Did You Know?
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: 1840
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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