comradery

noun
com·rad·ery | \ ˈkäm-ˌra-d(ə-)rē , -rə-drē , -ˌrā-d(ə-)rē \

Definition of comradery 

: camaraderie … enjoyed the comradery of camping with his … friends. —Kenneth H. Bruechert

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Comradery vs. camaraderie: Is there a difference?

Comradery and its much more common synonym camaraderie come from the French word camarade, which means "comrade," and 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 traces to the Late Latin word camera, meaning "chamber." Comradery was formed by attaching the -ry suffix (as found in wizardry and citizenry) to comrade.

Examples of comradery in a Sentence

the special comradery that exists between soldiers that have experienced the crucible of combat together

Recent Examples on the Web

Regardless of climbing skill level, Short hopes that community members develop friendships and comradery at the rock climbing gym. Vagney Bradley, Houston Chronicle, "Rock-climbing enthusiasts can set sights on Cypress," 28 Feb. 2018 In amongst the Belgian celebrations during their remarkable comeback win over Japan, however, there was a warm moment of comradery between Alderweireld and Vertonghen which was apparently not lost on Alderweireld after the game. SI.com, "'Keep All the Belgians': Spurs Fans Plead with Toby Alderweireld to Stay as Defender Celebrates Win," 4 July 2018 This active chapter welcomes new riders of all levels who are looking for comradery, exercise and fun on the trails of northeastern Connecticut. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windham Edition," 15 May 2018 This active chapter welcomes new riders of all levels who are looking for comradery, exercise and fun on the trails of northeastern Connecticut. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windham Edition," 15 May 2018 There was no shortage of glitter or rainbow flags, with an air of comradery and celebration permeating through the fest. Steven J. Horowitz, Billboard, "Kehlani, Tove Lo and Kim Petras Triumph at Pride LA 2018," 11 June 2018 This active chapter welcomes new riders of all levels who are looking for comradery, exercise and fun on the trails of northeastern Connecticut. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windham Edition," 15 May 2018 This active chapter welcomes new riders of all levels who are looking for comradery, exercise and fun on the trails of northeastern Connecticut. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windham Edition," 15 May 2018 This active chapter welcomes new riders of all levels who are looking for comradery, exercise and fun on the trails of northeastern Connecticut. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windham Edition," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of comradery

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for comradery

see camaraderie

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Dictionary Entries near comradery

comr

comrade

comrade in arms

comradery

coms

Comsat

Comsomol

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