neighborly

  • 1 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

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

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  • 3 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.) …

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

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

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  • 6 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,… …

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

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

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  • 9 neighborly — adjective Date: 1558 of, relating to, or characteristic of congenial neighbors; especially friendly < a neighborly welcome > Synonyms: see amicable • neighborliness noun …

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

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

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  • 12 neighborly — Synonyms and related words: agreeable, amiable, amicable, beneficent, benevolent, benign, benignant, brotherly, congenial, cooperative, cordial, favorable, fraternal, friendlike, friendly, generous, genial, gracious, gregarious, harmonious,… …

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  • 13 neighborly — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. hospitable; friendly. See friend, sociality. Ant., unneighborly, unfriendly. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. sociable, hospitable, helpful; see friendly 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. friendly,… …

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  • 14 neighborly — neigh|bor|ly [ neıbərli ] adjective showing a helpful and friendly attitude toward people, especially neighbors ╾ neigh|bor|li|ness noun uncount …

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  • 15 neighborly — a. 1. Friendly, kind, civil. 2. Social, obliging, attentive, friendly …

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  • 16 neighborly — adj 1. friendly, Inf. chummy, amiable, affable, agreeable, cordial, amicable; sociable, gregarious, convivial, companionable; familiar, accessible, intimate, close, near, Inf. cozy, homey, informal. 2. warm hearted, generous, sharing, hospitable; …

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  • 17 neighborly — neigh·bor·ly …

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  • 18 neighborly — UK [ˈneɪbə(r)lɪ] / US [ˈneɪbərlɪ] the American spelling of neighbourly …

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  • 19 neighborly — [ˈneɪbəli] the American spelling of neighbourly …

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  • 20 neighborly — neigh•bor•ly [[t]ˈneɪ bər li[/t]] adj. having or showing qualities befitting a neighbor; friendly • Etymology: 1515–25 neigh′bor•li•ness, n …

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