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.

Definitions of friendly
  1. adjective
    characteristic of or befitting a friend
    friendly advice”
    “a friendly neighborhood”
    “the only friendly person here”
    “a friendly host and hostess”
    Synonyms:
    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
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    Antonyms:
    unfriendly
    not disposed to friendship or friendliness
    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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  2. adjective
    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
  3. adjective
    of or belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally
    “in friendly territory”
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    Antonyms:
    hostile
    not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally
  4. noun
    troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces
    friendlies came to their rescue”
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    Antonyms:
    hostile
    troops belonging to the enemy's military forces
    type of:
    military personnel, soldiery, troops
    soldiers collectively
  5. adjective
    easy to understand or use
    “user- friendly computers”
    “a consumer- friendly policy”
    “a reader- friendly novel”
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    Antonyms:
    unfriendly
    not easy to understand or use
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