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broth·er·ly

 (brŭth′ər-lē)
adj.
Characteristic of or befitting brothers; fraternal.

broth′er·li·ness n.
broth′er·ly adv.

brotherly

(ˈbrʌðəlɪ)
adj
of, resembling, or suitable to a brother, esp in showing loyalty and affection; fraternal
adv
in a brotherly way; fraternally
ˈbrotherliness n

broth•er•ly

(ˈbrʌð ər li)

adj.
1. of, like, or befitting a brother; affectionate and loyal; fraternal.
adv.
2. as a brother; fraternally.
[before 1000]
broth′er•li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.brotherly - like or characteristic of or befitting a brother; "brotherly feelings"; "close fraternal ties"
sisterlike, sisterly, sororal - like or characteristic of or befitting a sister; "sisterly kindness"; "sororal concern"
Adv.1.brotherly - (archaic as adverb) in a brotherly manner
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression

brotherly

Translations
veljellinen
bratski
frăţesc

brotherly

[ˈbrʌðəlɪ] ADJfraterno, fraternal

brotherly

[ˈbrʌðərli] adjfraternel(le)

brotherly

adjbrüderlich

brotherly

[ˈbrʌðəlɪ] adjfraterno/a
References in classic literature ?
Brother, I thank you a million times for your more than brotherly welcome, and a million times more to that for your more than brotherly intentions.
No beast may hurt a bird henceforth, but all shall dwell together in brotherly friendship.
Walk him up and down, my dear fellow," he continued, with that gay brotherly cordiality which goodhearted young people show to everyone when they are happy.
He has also BROTHERLY pride, which, with SOME brotherly affection, makes him a very kind and careful guardian of his sister, and you will hear him generally cried up as the most attentive and best of brothers.
As for Men-of-War, when they chance to meet at sea, they first go through such a string of silly bowings and scrapings, such a ducking of ensigns, that there does not seem to be much right-down hearty good-will and brotherly love about it at all.
Some say it is because they have not a long literary past and are not conventionalized by the usage of many generations of other writers, but this will hardly account for the brotherly directness of their dealing with human nature; the absence of experience elsewhere characterizes the artist with crudeness, and simplicity is the last effect of knowledge.
Yet I could not but perceive that she was at times unhappy and dissatisfied with herself or her position, and truly I myself was not quite contented with the latter: this assumption of brotherly nonchalance was very hard to sustain, and I often felt myself a most confounded hypocrite with it all; I saw too, or rather I felt, that, in spite of herself, 'I was not indifferent to her,' as the novel heroes modestly express it, and while I thankfully enjoyed my present good fortune, I could not fail to wish and hope for something better in future; but, of course, I kept such dreams entirely to myself.
When he contemplated a lifetime at Flack's, a lifetime of bee-dodging and carpet-beating and water-lugging, and reflected that, but for a few innocent words--words spoken, mark you, in a pure spirit of kindliness and brotherly love with the object of putting a bit of optimistic pep into sister
Tommy, with true brotherly sympathy, was amusing himself by turning Dolly's skirt over her bald head and exhibiting her truncated body to the general scorn--an indignity which cut Totty to the heart.
Consequently James stooped, and--in a purely brotherly way--kissed Violet.
Wife and child, too, are Starbuck's --wife and child of his brotherly, sisterly, play-fellow youth; even as thine, sir, are the wife and child of thy loving, longing, paternal old age
These rascals overflowed with attentions and information for their guests, and with brotherly love for each other.