sisterly

adjective sis·ter·ly \ ˈsi-stər-lē \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of sisterly

: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a sister

sisterly

adverb

Examples of sisterly in a Sentence

  1. She gave her brother a sisterly kiss on the cheek.

  2. She received sisterly support from other women.

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First Known Use of sisterly

circa 1570


SISTERLY Defined for English Language Learners

sisterly

adjective

Definition of sisterly for English Language Learners

  • : showing or suggesting the closeness of a sister


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