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friendly

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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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