Meaning of sisterly in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsɪstəli/

Translate sisterly into Spanish


  • Characteristic of or appropriate for a sister or sisters.

    ‘sisterly affection’
    • ‘Lizzy and Jane shared a close sisterly bond’
    • ‘she gives Kristina sisterly advice’
    • ‘I guess there was a little too much sisterly rivalry.’
    • ‘The lead character shows lust only for Olympic glory—the most his self-sacrificing wife gets is a sisterly peck on the cheek.’
    • ‘Her motivation was not purely sisterly concern.’
    • ‘An older, blonde girl, about eight, looks over with sisterly disgust.’
    • ‘Two one-acre plots were sold off to early members of the community who wanted sisterly relations without the constant challenges of communal living.’
    • ‘She slung a sisterly arm around her best friend's shoulders, understanding how distraught she was.’
    • ‘Without being dramatic about it, the story ends on a note of sisterly solidarity.’
    • ‘I know I should be more patient, more sisterly, more respectful of other people's discoveries.’
    • ‘We share her stress as she prepares for an annual sisterly get-together.’
    • ‘The Elle of the first film would have taken her aside to provide a few sisterly fashion tips.’