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companionship

Line breaks: com¦pan¦ion|ship
Pronunciation: /kəmˈpanjənʃɪp
 
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Definition of companionship in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A feeling of fellowship or friendship: the love and companionship of a husband
More example sentences
  • But alas, females enjoy friendly male companionship and figure the news can wait.
  • The tree pollen will soon disappear and, in the meantime, I have friendship and companionship to help me along.
  • Officers promoted from the ranks say they miss the easy friendliness and companionship of the mess deck but it is hard to see how.
Synonyms
friendship, fellowship, closeness, togetherness, amity, intimacy, rapport, camaraderie, comradeship, solidarity, mutual support, mutual affection, brotherhood, sisterhood;
company, society, association, social intercourse, social contact, acquaintance
informal chumminess, palliness, clubbiness
British informal mateyness

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