sisterly
adjective Date: circa 1570 of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a sister • sisterly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Sisterly — Sis ter*ly, a. Like a sister; becoming a sister, affectionate; as, sisterly kindness; sisterly remorse. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sisterly — [sis′tərlē] adj. 1. of a sister 2. having traits considered typical of sisters; friendly, kind, helpful, etc. adv. Archaic as a sister sisterliness n …   English World dictionary

  • sisterly — [[t]sɪ̱stə(r)li[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A woman s sisterly feelings are the feelings of love and loyalty which you expect a sister to show. We just had a sisterly relationship... Bernadette gave him a shy, sisterly kiss …   English dictionary

  • sisterly — 1. adjective /ˈsɪstəli/ Pertaining to a sister or sisters. Burton designed both Middleton sisters dresses in white, so that when Pippa picked up Kates train in the abbey, the two of them were united, visually, in a display of sisterly… …   Wiktionary

  • sisterly — sis|ter|ly [ˈsıstəli US ər ] adj typical of a loving sister ▪ She gave Lee a sisterly kiss. ▪ Their friendship can best be described as sisterly …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sisterly — sisterliness, n. /sis teuhr lee/, adj. 1. of, like, or befitting a sister: sisterly affection. adv. 2. in the manner of a sister; as a sister. [1560 70; SISTER + LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • sisterly — adj. Sisterly is used with these nouns: ↑love …   Collocations dictionary

  • sisterly — sis|ter|ly [ sıstərli ] adjective appropriate for a sister or typical of a sister: sisterly affection …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sisterly — adjective typical of a loving sister: sisterly affection sisterliness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sisterly — UK [ˈsɪstə(r)lɪ] / US [ˈsɪstərlɪ] adjective suitable for a sister, or typical of a sister sisterly affection …   English dictionary

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