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brotherly Line breaks: brother¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈbrʌðəli/

Definition of brotherly in English:

adjective

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.
Synonyms
friendly, 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
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.

Derivatives

brotherliness
Pronunciation: /ˈbrʌðəlɪnəs/
noun
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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