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 ?
Jerry's first expression of greeting and friendliness took the form of a desire to run.
Sergey Ivanovitch met his brother with the smile of chilly friendliness he always had for everyone, and introducing him to the professor, went on with the conversation.
They met with the utmost friendliness. There could be no doubt of his great pleasure in seeing her.
The friendliness of his disposition made him happy in accommodating those, whose situation might be considered, in comparison with the past, as unfortunate.
One thing the episode had accomplished was to assure me of Sola's friendliness toward the poor girl, and also to convince me that I had been extremely fortunate in falling into her hands rather than those of some of the other females.
On the whole his surmises, in addition to what he knew of the fact, increased his friendliness and tolerance towards Ladislaw, and made him understand the vacillation which kept him at Middlemarch after he had said that he should go away.
The friendliness with which he was received at the Glandier may be explained by the fact that he had once rendered Mademoiselle Stangerson a great service by stopping, at the peril of his own life, the runaway horses of her carriage.
I may also add that each of the four stories on their appearance in book form was picked out on various grounds as the "best of the lot" by different critics, who reviewed the volume with a warmth of appreciation and understanding, a sympathetic insight and a friendliness of expression for which I cannot be sufficiently grateful.
Yet it was but a few hours of simplest pleasure; we wandered pathlessly through the sylvan calm of those dear places which seemed that day to be full of a great friendliness; Uncle Blair sauntered along behind us, whistling softly; sometimes he talked to himself; we delighted in those brief reveries of his; Uncle Blair was the only man I have ever known who could, when he so willed, "talk like a book," and do it without seeming ridiculous; perhaps it was because he had the knack of choosing "fit audience, though few," and the proper time to appeal to that audience.
Her chin was in the air most of the time, and yet I rather think that she regretted her friendliness with Snider, for I noticed that she avoided him entirely.
And since in this famous fishery, each mate or headsman, like a Gothic Knight of old, is always accompanied by his boat-steerer or harpooneer, who in certain conjunctures provides him with a fresh lance, when the former one has been badly twisted, or elbowed in the assault; and moreover, as there generally subsists between the two, a close intimacy and friendliness; it is therefore but meet, that in this place we set down who the Pequod's harpooneers were, and to what headsman each of them belonged.
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.