Definition of brotherly in English:


Line breaks: brother¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈbrʌðəli


  • 1Typical of how brothers behave towards each other; fraternal: he and I had such a brotherly bond
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    • 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, siblingfriendly, affectionate, amicable, kind, kindly, devoted, loving, loyal, cordial, sympathetic, comradely; philanthropic, charitable, altruistic
    informal chummy, pally
  • 1.1Showing affection and concern; affectionate: you could feel the warmth and the brotherly kindness
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    • 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.



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  • 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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