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adjective (friendlier, friendliest)
kind and pleasant:they were friendly to me she gave me a friendly smile [predic.] (of a person) on good or affectionate terms:I was friendly with one of the local farmers (of a contest) not seriously or unpleasantly competitive or divisive:friendly rivalry between the two schools Soccer (of a match) not affecting a team’s league standings. [in combination] denoting something that is adapted for or is not harmful to a specified thing:an environment-friendly agronomic practice favorable or serviceable:trees providing a friendly stage on which seedlings begin to grow Military (of troops or equipment) of, belonging to, or in alliance with one’s own forces.
adverb (also friendlily /-ləlē/)