friendliness


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friend·ly

 (frĕnd′lē)
adj. friend·li·er, friend·li·est
1.
a. Characteristic of or behaving as a friend: a friendly greeting; is friendly with his neighbors.
b. Outgoing and pleasant in social relations: a friendly clerk.
c. Favorably disposed; not antagonistic: a government friendly to our interests.
2.
a. User-friendly.
b. Informal Easy to understand or use for a specified agent. Often used in combination: a reader-friendly novel; a consumer-friendly policy.
c. Informal Low in amount relative to a standard or regular circumstance. Often used in combination: carbohydrate-friendly.
adv.
In the manner of a friend; amicably.
n. pl. friend·lies Informal
One fighting on or favorable to one's own side: "You're the only friendly we have there right now" (Tom Clancy).

friend′li·ly adv.
friend′li·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.friendliness - a feeling of liking for another person; enjoyment in their company
liking - a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment; "I've always had a liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin"
amicability, amicableness - a disinclination to quarrel
goodwill, good will - the friendly hope that something will succeed
brotherhood - the feeling that men should treat one another like brothers
unfriendliness - dislike experienced as an absence of friendliness
2.friendliness - a friendly disposition
disposition, temperament - your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"
affability, affableness, amiableness, bonhomie, geniality, amiability - a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)
amicability, amicableness - having a disposition characterized by warmth and friendliness
intimacy, familiarity, closeness - close or warm friendship; "the absence of fences created a mysterious intimacy in which no one knew privacy"
approachability, accessibility - the attribute of being easy to meet or deal with
congeniality - a congenial disposition
amity, cordiality - a cordial disposition
good-neighborliness, good-neighbourliness, neighborliness, neighbourliness - a disposition to be friendly and helpful to neighbors
hospitableness - having a disposition that welcomes guests and is fond of entertaining
kindliness, helpfulness - friendliness evidence by a kindly and helpful disposition
unfriendliness - an unfriendly disposition

friendliness

noun amiability, warmth, sociability, conviviality, neighbourliness, affability, geniality, kindliness, congeniality, companionability, mateyness or matiness (Brit. informal), open arms She loves the friendliness of the people.

friendliness

noun
Translations
ystävällisyys
barátságosság
prijaznost

friendliness

[ˈfrendlɪnɪs] N
1. (= warmth) → cordialidad f, simpatía f
2. (= friendship) → cordialidad f, amistad f

friendliness

[ˈfrɛndlinɪs] n
[person] → attitude f amicale
[expression, voice] → amabilité f

friendliness

nFreundlichkeit f; (of welcome also)Wärme f; (of relations, attitude, advice)Freundschaftlichkeit f

friendliness

[ˈfrɛndlɪnɪs] ncordialità
References in classic literature ?
The two seemed to be on terms of easy friendliness, touched with humour.
A new and delicious sense of an infinite hospitality and friendliness in their silent presence began to possess her.
However, something presently happened which made him almost comfortable, and brought him nearly back to a state of charity and friendliness.
The light in the room grew softer, the fire crackled cheerily, and they talked of many things, until the old sweet sense of friendliness and familiarity crept back into Rebecca's heart.
They seemed at once to understand our circumstances, and gave us such assurance of their friendliness as put us fully at ease in their presence.
Woodhouse had not married early) was much increased by his constitution and habits; for having been a valetudinarian all his life, without activity of mind or body, he was a much older man in ways than in years; and though everywhere beloved for the friendliness of his heart and his amiable temper, his talents could not have recommended him at any time.
The friendliness of his disposition made him happy in accommodating those, whose situation might be considered, in comparison with the past, as unfortunate.
Fairfax received me with her usual plain friendliness.
The truth was that in spite of all he had heard he had not in the least understood what this boy would be like and that his fox and his crow and his squirrels and his lamb were so near to him and his friendliness that they seemed almost to be part of himself.
Stryver, preparing him with ostentatious friendliness for the disclosure he was about to make, "because I know you don't mean half you say; and if you meant it all, it would be of no importance.
The King of Serendib received with satisfaction the assurance of the Caliph's friendliness toward him, and now my task being accomplished I was anxious to depart, but it was some time before the king would think of letting me go.
When the magician found himself face to face with Iwanich, without hope of escape, he turned to him with false friendliness and said: 'Thrice my kind benefactor