Friendly
Friendly Friend"ly, a. [AS. fre['e]ndl[imac]ce.] 1. Having the temper and disposition of a friend; disposed to promote the good of another; kind; favorable. [1913 Webster]

2. Appropriate to, or implying, friendship; befitting friends; amicable. [1913 Webster]

In friendly relations with his moderate opponents. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

3. Not hostile; as, a friendly power or state. [1913 Webster]

4. Promoting the good of any person; favorable; propitious; serviceable; as, a friendly breeze or gale. [1913 Webster]

On the first friendly bank he throws him down. --Addison.

Syn: Amicable; kind; conciliatory; propitious; favorable. See {Amicable}. [1913 Webster]


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