friendly

Listen:
UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfrɛndli/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈfrɛndli/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(frendlē)


Inflections of 'friendly' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
friendlier
adj comparative
friendliest
adj superlative
Inflections of 'friendly' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": friendlies
WordReference Collins English Usage © 2020
friendly
A friendly person is kind and pleasant.
The staff are very friendly and helpful.
If you are friendly to someone or friendly towards someone, you are kind and pleasant to them.
The women had been friendly to Lyn.
Your father is not as friendly towards me as he used to be.
If you are friendly with someone, you like each other and enjoy spending time together.
I became friendly with some of my neighbours.
Friendly is never an adverb. Don't say, for example, ‘He behaved friendly’. You say ‘He behaved in a friendly way’.
We talked to them in a friendly way.
She looked up at Boris, smiling at him in such a friendly way.
Be careful
Don't confuse friendly and sympathetic. If you have a problem and someone is sympathetic or shows a sympathetic attitude, they show that they care and would like to help you.
When I told him how I felt, he was very sympathetic.
'friendly' also found in these entries:
Advertisements
Advertisements

Report an inappropriate ad.