neighborly
adjective Date: 1558 of, relating to, or characteristic of congenial neighbors; especially friendly <
a neighborly welcome
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Synonyms: see amicableneighborliness noun

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  • Neighborly — Neigh bor*ly, a. [Also written neighbourly.] Appropriate to the relation of neighbors; having frequent or familiar intercourse; kind; civil; social; friendly. adv. In a neighborly manner. [1913 Webster] Judge if this be neighborly dealing.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • neighborly — index benevolent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • neighborly — (adj.) 1550s, from NEIGHBOR (Cf. neighbor) (n.) + LY (Cf. ly) (1). Earlier as an adverb (1520s), while an earlier adjective form was neighborlike (late 15c.). Related: Neighborliness, which ousted earlier neighborship (mid 15c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • neighborly — (Amer.) neigh·bor·ly || neɪbÉ™rlɪ adj. friendly; of neighbors (also neighbourly) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • neighborly — friendly, *amicable Analogous words: peaceful, peaceable, *pacific: *social, hospitable, gregarious, cooperative: cordial, sociable, *gracious Antonyms: unneighborly: ill disposed Contrasted words: antagonistic, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • neighborly — [adj] friendly amiable, civil, companionable, considerate, cooperative, cordial, genial, gracious, gregarious, harmonious, helpful, hospitable, kind, obliging, sociable, social, well disposed; concept 401 Ant. cold, distant, unfriendly,… …   New thesaurus

  • neighborly — [nā′bər lē] adj. like, characteristic of, or appropriate to neighbors; kind, friendly, sociable, etc. neighborliness n …   English World dictionary

  • neighborly — adj. AE BE spelling: neighbourly neighborly to + inf. (it was neighborly of you to do that) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • neighborly — adjective Having or exhibiting the qualities of a friendly neighbor. Hes very neighborly; he always collects my mail when Im away on vacation …   Wiktionary

  • neighborly — neighborliness, n. /nay beuhr lee/, adj. having or showing qualities befitting a neighbor; friendly. [1515 25; NEIGHBOR + LY] * * * …   Universalium

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