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brotherly Syllabification: broth·er·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈbrəT͟Hərlē/

Definition of brotherly in English:


1Characteristic of or appropriate for a brother or brothers; fraternal: he and I had such a brotherly bond
More example sentences
  • A more brotherly feeling has created closer ties.
  • He gave her a brotherly embrace in return.
  • Violence is limited to a dog attack ending in ripped clothing but no injuries, and Abby's boys have a brotherly scuffle.
fraternal, sibling
friendly, comradely;
affectionate, amicable, kind, devoted, loyal
1.1Showing affection and concern; affectionate: you could feel the warmth and the brotherly kindness
More example sentences
  • She cried as she rose and went towards him, he enveloped her in a big brotherly hug.
  • He tried to comfort her with a brotherly embrace.
  • Instead, I felt different emotions, more brotherly, for him.


Example sentences
  • The qualities of humility, modesty and good brotherliness, which are attained through sound knowledge and education, would see us through in these trying times.
  • One just has to admire the cozy sociability and bend over brotherliness of these folks from Arkansas.
  • All of us should cooperate in maintaining law and order and in promoting peace and brotherliness.
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