friendliness

noun
friend·​li·​ness | \ ˈfren(d)-lē-nəs How to pronounce friendliness (audio) \

Definition of friendliness

: the quality or state of being friendly: such as
a : disposition to goodwill, warmth, or kindness to others I love the Santa Ynez Valley. I love its rolling hills, the friendliness of the people and the care I have seen neighbors extend to neighbors.— Elayne Klasson
b : the quality of being suited to particular needs, concerns, users, etc. … keeps developers on task to reach an agreed-upon level of efficiency and environmental friendliness in building projects.— John Patrick Pullen often used in combination The app catalogs over 75,000 trails across the United States and Canada, with handy filters to search trails by skill level, accessibility, or dog-friendliness.— Arielle PardesAs always, Pittman became the fixer, leading the charge to upgrade service and focus on consumer-friendliness.— Daniel McGinn

First Known Use of friendliness

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Friendliness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/friendliness. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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