[ adjective ] characteristic or befitting a friend


"friendly advice" "a friendly neighborhood" "the only friendly person here" "a friendly host and hostess"

Used in print

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

Now , not_only are there considerably more laity as students and professors at Oxford , but there are also numerous houses of religious_orders existing in respectable and friendly relations with the non_Catholic members of the University .

Of_course , the crowning event that has dramatically upset the traditional pattern of English religious history was the friendly visit paid by Dr._Fisher , then Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury , to the Vatican last December .

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

The feeling of individual inferiority , defeat , or humilation growing out of various social situations or individual deficiencies or failures is compensated for by communion in worship or prayer with a friendly , but all-victorious Father-God , as_well as by sympathetic fellowship with others who share this faith , and by opportunities in religious acts for giving_vent to emotions and energies .

(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)

They made the world seem friendly somehow , though he knew it was not .

(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)

Part of the time saved was spent on a preliminary estimate for a long-distance plan to free bound oxygen in the sands of Mars to make the planet more friendly to future human generations .

[ adjective ] favorably disposed; not antagonistic or hostile


"a government friendly to our interests" "an amicable agreement"

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

The bond issue will go to the state courts for a friendly test_suit to test the validity of the act , and_then the sales will begin and contracts let for repair work on some of Georgia 's most heavily traveled highways .

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

We have every obligation to take seriously their claims to being democratic and free countries ; we also have , in consequence , the duty to appraise realistically and honestly their performance and to communicate our judgments to their leaders in frank but friendly ways .

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

During the following week , six tons of hay belonging to one rancher were burned ; some buildings , farm tools , two horses , plows , and hay owned by Bonito_Lavato , a friendly interpreter for the company , and Pedro_Chavez ' hay were stolen or destroyed ; and a store was broken into and robbed .

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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 28992
[ adjective ] (in combination) easy to understand or use


"user-friendly computers" "a consumer-friendly policy" "a reader-friendly novel"

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unfriendly combining_form

[ adjective ] of or belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally


"in friendly territory" "he was accidentally killed by friendly fire"

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