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1 having or showing kindly feeling and sincere interest
  • all of the people in my new department seem friendly
  • as a friendly gesture, we presented our new neighbors with a plate of homemade cookies

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4 willing to do a favor
  • a kid-friendly restaurant with high chairs and a special menu for small-fry appetites

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5 promoting or contributing to personal or social well-being
  • the state's attitude towards commercial development is widely regarded as friendly to the business community

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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

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The first known use of friendly was before the 12th century

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“Friendly.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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