adjectiveadjective friendlier, adjective friendliest
1Kind and pleasant.‘they were friendly to me’
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, benevolentamicable, congenial, cordial, pleasant, good-natured, easy, casual, informal, unceremonious, comradely, confidential, close, intimate, familiarView synonyms
- ‘she gave me a friendly smile’
- 1.1predicative (of a person) on good or affectionate terms.
- ‘I was friendly with one of the local farmers’
- 1.2(of relations) not in conflict.
friendly, good-natured, cordial, civil, courteous, polite, easy, easy-going, neighbourly, brotherly, fraternal, harmonious, cooperative, civilizedView synonyms
- ‘we want friendly relations with all countries’
- 1.3Not seriously or unpleasantly competitive or divisive.
- ‘friendly rivalry between the two schools’
- 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.
favourable, advantageous, beneficial, benevolent, helpful, well disposed, goodView synonyms
- ‘no one noticed her as she slipped out—it was a friendly night’
(of troops or equipment) of, belonging to, or allied with one's own forces.
- ‘the risk of blowing up friendly forces is minimized’
nounplural noun friendliesBritish
A soccer match that does not form part of a serious competition.
- ‘England will play two friendlies in Sardinia’
In a friendly manner.
- ‘at least they were ready to talk friendly with you’