amicable implies a state of peace and a desire on the part of the parties not to quarrel.
maintained amicable relations
neighborly implies a disposition to live on good terms with others and to be helpful on principle.
friendly stresses cordiality and often warmth or intimacy of personal relations.
sought friendly advice
Examples of friendly in a Sentence
The local people are very friendly to visitors.
It was friendly of him to offer to help us.
His friendly smile was reassuring.
They maintained a friendly correspondence.
A friendly breeze helped us sail the boat into the harbor.
Recent Examples on the Web
However, many Caribbean states have also been friendly to the governments of Hugo Chavez and Maduro.—Elias Ferrer Breda, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Government regulations could also catalyze a push towards making the smartphone industry more environmentally friendly.—Lionel Lim, Fortune, 29 Nov. 2023 But Oscar voters aren’t always friendly toward nondramatic performances.—Randee Dawn, Los Angeles Times, 29 Nov. 2023 In a friendly gesture toward U.S.-Chinese relations, Jinping had suggested this week that giant pandas may return to California zoos.—Jordan Moreau, Variety, 19 Nov. 2023 The inaugural event culminates at Snapdragon, which last month hosted a U.S. women’s national team friendly against Colombia and on Saturday hosts the NWSL championship game at 5 p.m. between OL Reign and Gotham FC.—Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Nov. 2023 However, even when the environment became more friendly, the world was not suddenly filled with redwoods and whales and humans.—Eliot Bush, Scientific American, 7 Nov. 2023 Privett is fifty-four, with a friendly, relaxed, slightly mischievous vibe.—Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, 6 Nov. 2023 Natural systems are the most cost effective and environmentally friendly way to promote biodiversity, Schwendler said.—Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 26 Oct. 2023
Weighing only 2 pounds, the tabletop grill is small space and camping-friendly—made for balconies, camping, and patios.—Gabriela Izquierdo, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Mar. 2023 Planned performances resumed Friday, and a program nothing if not audience friendly filled plenty of seats at the Meyerson Symphony Center.—Dallas News, 4 Feb. 2023 The couple, parents of two young children, felt something more family friendly fit their lives in 2022.—Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2022 Wednesday had a friendly-looking cloud and a few raindrops, and Thursday had a dark, threatening cloud with heavier drops.—F. Martin Ralph, Scientific American, 19 Aug. 2022 Midtown offices offers an excellent view — especially of the giant purple robot and friendly-looking hot dog that are waving from behind skyscrapers.—Lyndsey Havens, Billboard, 28 July 2022 Events for May 26 include a stress management program 10-11 a.m., low vision tips and tricks noon to 1 p.m. and friendly beat the champs chair volleyball and corn hole competitions 1-2 p.m.—Carol Kovach, cleveland, 24 May 2022 Sixty years ago, friendly-faced host Jim McKay welcomed viewers to a live broadcast of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.—BostonGlobe.com, 24 Apr. 2021 As the coronavirus pandemic squeezes household budgets, workers and employers alike are increasingly turning to pay-advance apps with friendly-sounding names like Earnin, Dave, Brigit and Rain.—Tara Siegel Bernard, New York Times, 2 Oct. 2020
Jones made his competitive debut with the USMNT in the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup, after being called up to compete in friendlies.—Lauren Thomas, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Sep. 2023 Ahead of a pair of April friendlies, the USWNT roster seemed largely settled.—Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, 21 June 2023 Swift would be there, as would a gaggle of Swift friendlies: Molly Sims, Maren Morris, Fortune Feimster.—Alejandra Gularte, Vulture, 12 Oct. 2023 Midfielders Sam Coffey and Crystal Dunn were named to the 27-player USWNT roster for friendlies during the September FIFA window, the team announced Tuesday.—oregonlive, 12 Sep. 2023 Soccer friendlies have a long and successful history in the U.S. and at AT&T Stadium.—Sasha Richie, Dallas News, 28 July 2023 All European qualifiers, UEFA Nations League ties and friendlies between major tournaments will be shown on ITV from September 2024 through to June 2028.—Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 18 Sep. 2023 After the South Africa matches, the U.S. team is expected to play two friendlies in the Oct. 23-31 international window and two between Nov. 27 and Dec. 5.—Steven Goff, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Aug. 2023 The team went 2-0 in a pair of friendlies against Uzbekistan and Oman.—Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, 13 Sep. 2023 See More
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