Definition of friendly in English:

friendly

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adjectiveadjective friendlier, adjective friendliest

  • 1Kind and pleasant.

    ‘they were friendly to me’
    • ‘she gave me a friendly smile’
    affectionate, affable, amiable, genial, congenial, cordial, warm, demonstrative, convivial, companionable, company-loving, sociable, gregarious, outgoing, clubbable, comradely, neighbourly, hospitable, approachable, easy to get along with, accessible, communicative, open, unreserved, easy-going, good-natured, kindly, benign, amenable, agreeable, obliging, sympathetic, well disposed, benevolent
    amicable, congenial, cordial, pleasant, good-natured, easy, casual, informal, unceremonious, comradely, confidential, close, intimate, familiar
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    1. 1.1predicative (of a person) on good or affectionate terms.
      • ‘I was friendly with one of the local farmers’
    2. 1.2(of relations) not in conflict.
      • ‘we want friendly relations with all countries’
      friendly, good-natured, cordial, civil, courteous, polite, easy, easy-going, neighbourly, brotherly, fraternal, harmonious, cooperative, civilized
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    3. 1.3Not seriously or unpleasantly competitive or divisive.
      • ‘friendly rivalry between the two schools’
    4. 1.4(of a soccer match) not forming part of a serious competition.
  • 2in combination Denoting something that is adapted for or is not harmful to a specified thing.

    ‘an environment-friendly agronomic practice’
    • ‘child-friendly policies’
  • 3Favorable or serviceable.

    • ‘no one noticed her as she slipped out—it was a friendly night’
    favourable, advantageous, beneficial, benevolent, helpful, well disposed, good
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  • 4Military
    (of troops or equipment) of, belonging to, or allied with one's own forces.

    • ‘the risk of blowing up friendly forces is minimized’

Pronunciation

friendly

/ˈfren(d)lē/ /ˈfrɛn(d)li/

nounplural noun friendlies

British
  • A soccer match that does not form part of a serious competition.

    • ‘England will play two friendlies in Sardinia’

Pronunciation

friendly

/ˈfren(d)lē/ /ˈfrɛn(d)li/

adverb

informal US
  • In a friendly manner.

    • ‘at least they were ready to talk friendly with you’

Pronunciation

friendly

/ˈfren(d)lē/ /ˈfrɛn(d)li/