friendly

Friendly, describes people who are kind, caring, and make you feel comfortable. You might be new to town, but the people are so friendly that you'll soon feel right at home.

The noun friend is at the root of the adjective friendly. When you're friendly, you treat everyone like a friend — with warmth and respect. A friendly game of badminton is by definition not too serious or competitive, and a vegetarian-friendly menu makes non meat-eaters feel welcome, just as user-friendly instructions make it easy for non-professionals to follow the directions.

Primary Meanings of friendly

1.
adj
characteristic of or befitting a friend
2.
adjn
of or belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally
troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces
3.
adj
easy to understand or use
Full Definitions of friendly
1

adj characteristic of or befitting a friend

friendly advice”
“a friendly neighborhood”
“the only friendly person here”
“a friendly host and hostess”
Synonyms:
congenial
suitable to your needs
affable, amiable, cordial, genial
diffusing warmth and friendliness
chummy, matey, pally, palsy-walsy
(used colloquially) having the relationship of friends or pals
companionate
like a companion
comradely, hail-fellow, hail-fellow-well-met
heartily friendly and congenial
couthie, couthy
(chiefly Scottish) agreeable and genial
cozy, informal, intimate
having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere
neighborly, neighbourly
exhibiting the qualities expected in a friendly neighbor
social
marked by friendly companionship with others
gracious
characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit
hospitable
disposed to treat guests and strangers with cordiality and generosity
amicable
characterized by friendship and good will
social
living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups
sociable
inclined to or conducive to companionship with others
warm
psychologically warm; friendly and responsive
Antonyms:
unfriendly
not disposed to friendship or friendliness
incompatible, uncongenial
not suitable to your tastes or needs
beetle-browed, scowling
sullen or unfriendly in appearance
chilly
lacking warmth of feeling
uncordial
lacking warmth or friendliness
unneighborly, unneighbourly
not exhibiting the qualities expected in a friendly neighbor
inhospitable
not hospitable
hostile
characterized by enmity or ill will
unsociable
not inclined to society or companionship
cool
psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike
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adj inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile

“a government friendly to our interests”
Synonyms:
favorable, well-disposed
amicable
characterized by friendship and good will
2

adj of or belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally

“in friendly territory”
“he was accidentally killed by friendly fire”
Antonyms:
hostile
not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally

n troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces

friendlies came to their rescue”
Antonyms:
hostile
troops belonging to the enemy's military forces
Type of:
military personnel, soldiery, troops
soldiers collectively
3

adj easy to understand or use

“user- friendly computers”
“a consumer- friendly policy”
“a reader- friendly novel”
Antonyms:
unfriendly
not easy to understand or use

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