neighbourly


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neighbourly

(ˈneɪbəlɪ) or

neighborly

adj
kind, friendly, or sociable, as befits a neighbour
ˈneighbourliness, ˈneighborliness n
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.neighbourly - exhibiting the qualities expected in a friendly neighbor
friendly - characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"
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neighbourly

adjective helpful, kind, social, civil, friendly, obliging, harmonious, amiable, considerate, sociable, genial, hospitable, companionable, well-disposed I invited them to dinner as a neighbourly gesture of goodwill.
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Translations
وُدِيَّه
přátelský
vingjarnlegur
arkadaşçadost

neighbourly

neighborly (US) [ˈneɪbəlɪ] ADJ [person] → amable; [attitude] → de buen vecino, amable
she was full of neighbourly concernera de lo más atenta
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neighbourly

[ˈneɪbərli] neighborly (US) adj (= friendly) [person] → accueillant(e); [behaviour] → de bon voisin; [place] → accueillant(e)
a neighborly gesture → un simple geste de bon voisinage
to be neighbourly → être bon(ne) voisin(e)
in a neighbourly way → en bon voisin
Many older people help each other in a neighbourly way with shopping or other chores → De nombreuses personnes plus âgées s'entraident, en bons voisins, pour les courses et autres tâches.
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neighbourly

, (US) neighborly
adj personnachbarlich; action, relationsgutnachbarlich; they are neighbourly peoplesie sind gute Nachbarn
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neighbourly

neighborly (Am) [ˈneɪbəlɪ] adj (action) → da buon vicino; (feelings) → amichevole
people here aren't very neighbourly → la gente qua non ha il senso del vicinato
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neighbour

(American) neighbor (ˈneibə) noun
a person who lives near oneself. my next-door neighbour.
ˈneighbourhood noun
1. a district or area, especially in a town or city. a poor neighbourhood.
2. a district or area surrounding a particular place. He lives somewhere in the neighbourhood of the station.
ˈneighbourhood watch (American neighborhood watch;also sentry watch) noun
a system allowing organized groups of people to police their neighbourhoods to prevent crime.
ˈneighbouring adjective
near or next in place. France and Belgium are neighbouring countries.
ˈneighbourly adjective
(negative unneighbourly) friendly. a very neighbourly person.
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References in classic literature ?
Instead of a man who had more cunning than honest folks could come by, and, what was worse, had not the inclination to use that cunning in a neighbourly way, it was now apparent that Silas had not cunning enough to keep his own.
However, there are ships where, as an old grizzled mate once told me, "nothing ever seems to go right!" And, looking from the poop where we both stood (I had paid him a neighbourly call in dock), he added: "She's one of them." He glanced up at my face, which expressed a proper professional sympathy, and set me right in my natural surmise: "Oh no; the old man's right enough.
It gave to his intentions whatever of decision was wanting before; and he finally resolved, that it would be absolutely unnecessary, if not highly indecorous, to do more for the widow and children of his father, than such kind of neighbourly acts as his own wife pointed out.
To which Sancho replied, "Senor, there's nothing to stick at in that, for maybe the regidors who brayed then came to he alcaldes of their town afterwards, and so they may go by both titles; moreover, it has nothing to do with the truth of the story whether the brayers were alcaldes or regidors, provided at any rate they did bray; for an alcalde is just as likely to bray as a regidor." They perceived, in short, clearly that the town which had been twitted had turned out to do battle with some other that had jeered it more than was fair or neighbourly.
The raw bacon which clumsy Molly spares from her own scanty store that she may carry it to her neighbour's child to "stop the fits," may be a piteously inefficacious remedy; but the generous stirring of neighbourly kindness that prompted the deed has a beneficent radiation that is not lost.
If it were a pig now --like that fat gentleman you are driving along at his ease--one could do something with it; it would at any rate make sausages.' 'Well,' said the butcher, 'I don't like to say no, when one is asked to do a kind, neighbourly thing.
"Well, I didn't know Countesses were so neighbourly. Mingotts ain't."
He was there alone in the midst of devoted men; he was safe from neighbourly ambushes, from fraternal ambitions; and yet more than one of our visitors had assured us that their ruler could not bear to be alone.
By a transition so quiet as to be scarcely perceptible, the directress's manner changed; the anxious business-air passed from her face, and she began chatting about the weather and the town, and asking in neighbourly wise after M.
The grateful parent offered fifty dollars; but Mother Know-all indignantly refused it and went smiling away, declaring that a neighbourly turn needed no reward, and a doctor's fee was all a humbug.
I wont to do this neighbourly loike, and let them think thee's gotten awa' o' theeself, but if he cooms oot o' thot parlour awhiles theer't clearing off, he mun' have mercy on his oun boans, for I wean't.
shan't I do what I will with my own daughter, especially when I desire nothing but her own good?" "Well, neighbour," answered Allworthy, "if you will give me leave, I will undertake once to argue with the young lady." "Will you?" said Western; "why that is kind now, and neighbourly, and mayhap you will do more than I have been able to do with her; for I promise you she hath a very good opinion of you." "Well, sir," said Allworthy, "if you will go home, and release the young lady from her captivity, I will wait upon her within this half-hour." "But suppose," said Western, "she should run away with un in the meantime?