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friendliness

Line breaks: friend¦li|ness
Pronunciation: /ˈfrɛn(d)lɪnəs
 
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Definition of friendliness in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The quality of being friendly; affability: I was overwhelmed by the friendliness of the people here
More example sentences
  • That act of kindness and the lady's friendliness and genuine concern that we had had a good day in Bury, warmed our hearts.
  • He somehow always manages to infuse it with warmth and friendliness and humor.
  • What makes this place distinct is the spirit of community, the friendliness, the helpfulness.
Synonyms
affability, amiability, geniality, congeniality, cordiality, good nature, good humour, warmth, affection, affectionateness, demonstrativeness, conviviality, joviality, companionability, companionableness, sociability, gregariousness, clubbability, comradeship, neighbourliness, hospitableness, approachability, accessibility, easy-going manner, communicativeness, openness, lack of reservation, lack of inhibition, good-naturedness, kindness, kindliness, sympathy, amenability, benevolence;
Frenchbonhomie
informal chumminess, palliness, clubbiness
British informal mateyness, decency

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