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camaraderie

Camaraderie is a spirit of good friendship and loyalty among members of a group. You might not like your job, but still enjoy the camaraderie of the people you work with.

A high level of camaraderie among athletes on and off the field not only makes it fun to play sports, but is likely to make your team win. This noun was borrowed from French, from camarade, "comrade." It retains the French spelling and Frenchlike pronunciation kahm-uh-RAHD-uh-ree. The suffix -erie corresponds to English -ery, used with nouns to indicate a quality.

Definitions of camaraderie
  1. noun
    the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability
    synonyms: chumminess, comradeliness, comradery, comradeship
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    type of:
    sociability, sociableness
    the relative tendency or disposition to be sociable or associate with one's fellows
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