neighborly

adjective
neigh·​bor·​ly | \ ˈnā-bər-lē How to pronounce neighborly (audio) \

Definition of neighborly

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

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Other Words from neighborly

neighborliness noun

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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

Examples of neighborly in a Sentence

She was friendly in a neighborly way. they were neighborly folks, always ready to lend a helping hand whenever necessary
Recent Examples on the Web Putin called on the international community to ensure that the situation in the country stabilized and to establish neighborly relations with Afghanistan. Arkansas Online, 21 Aug. 2021 Putin called on the international community to ensure that the situation in the country stabilized and to establish neighborly relations with Afghanistan. Arkansas Online, 21 Aug. 2021 Putin called on the international community to ensure that the situation in the country stabilized and to establish neighborly relations with Afghanistan. Washington Post, 20 Aug. 2021 Those who live on the street say it’s usually quiet and neighborly. Kaylee Remington, cleveland, 12 Aug. 2021 What began as a neighborly favor to help customers in a bind turned into a multinational business, pioneering a new way of shopping. Alyssa Fernandez, Dallas News, 11 July 2021 Uncle Johnny Green, who operated one of these ice houses, had an idea born of neighborly kindness that would change the face of shopping for generations to come. Alyssa Fernandez, Dallas News, 11 July 2021 Building on their neighborly skills, the Kazakhs are hoping to join that small group of nations which offer their good offices in dispute resolution, such as Ireland, Switzerland and Finland, a source at the university told me. Llewellyn King, Forbes, 7 July 2021 Residents from the two places share their door codes, and pop over for neighborly cups of sugar, but, owing to their distinct processes of self-definition, each community remains tuned to a wavelength of its own. Nathan Heller, The New Yorker, 28 June 2021

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First Known Use of neighborly

1558, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of neighborly was in 1558

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“Neighborly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neighborly. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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neighborly

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of neighborly

: helpful and friendly

neighborly

adjective
neigh·​bor·​ly | \ ˈnā-bər-lē How to pronounce neighborly (audio) \

Kids Definition of neighborly

: familiar and helpful : friendly

Other Words from neighborly

neighborliness noun

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