neighborly

adjective neigh·bor·ly \ ˈnā-bər-lē \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of neighborly

: of, relating to, or characteristic of congenial neighbors; especially : friendly
  • a neighborly welcome

neighborliness

noun

Examples of neighborly in a Sentence

  1. She was friendly in a neighborly way.

  2. they were neighborly folks, always ready to lend a helping hand whenever necessary

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First Known Use of neighborly

1558

Synonym Discussion of neighborly

amicable, neighborly, friendly mean exhibiting goodwill and an absence of antagonism. 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.
    • neighborly concern
friendly stresses cordiality and often warmth or intimacy of personal relations.
    • sought friendly advice

NEIGHBORLY Defined for English Language Learners

neighborly

adjective

Definition of neighborly for English Language Learners

  • : helpful and friendly


NEIGHBORLY Defined for Kids

neighborly

adjective neigh·bor·ly \ ˈnā-bər-lē \

Definition of neighborly for Students

: familiar and helpful : friendly

neighborliness

noun

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