Meaning of FRIENDLY in English

FRIENDLY

(friendlier, friendliest, friendlies)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

If someone is ~, they behave in a pleasant, kind way, and like to be with other people.

Godfrey had been ~ to me.

...a man with a pleasant, ~ face...

Robert has a ~ relationship with his customers.

...a ~ atmosphere...

Your cat isn’t very ~.

ADJ

friendliness

She also loves the friendliness of the people.

N-UNCOUNT

2.

If you are ~ with someone, you like each other and enjoy spending time together.

I’m ~ with his mother...

ADJ: v-link ADJ, usu ADJ with n

3.

You can describe another country or their government as ~ when they have good relations with your own country rather than being an enemy.

...a worsening in relations between the two previously ~ countries.

ADJ

4.

In sport, a ~ is a match which is not part of a competition, and is played for entertainment or practice, often without any serious effort to win. (BRIT)

Athletic Bilbao agreed to play a ~ at Real Sociedad.

N-COUNT

Friendly is also an adjective. (in AM, use exhibition game )

Austria beat Hungary 3-nil in a ~ match at Salzburg on Wednesday.

ADJ: ADJ n

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