Definition of neighborly in English:

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neighborly

Pronunciation: /ˈnābərlē/
(British neighbourly)

adjective

Characteristic of a good neighbor, especially helpful, friendly, or kind.
Example sentences
  • We have gone out of our way to be as friendly and neighbourly as possible but it has been thrown back in our faces.
  • Too bad it had to get to a lawsuit, for one would hope that neighbourly friendship would try a bit harder to resolve matters.
  • China has always attached great importance to developing friendly, neighborly ties with Japan.
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neighborliness

Pronunciation: /ˈnābərlēnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • There are six awards that honour the achievements of young people, good neighbourliness, care in the community, protecting the environment, sporting success and the employee of the year.
  • The sun, his friend for the moment, seemed sullen today, not wishing to warm the straw and heat his limbs in any magnanimous act of good neighbourliness.
  • It is also hoped that it will promote a greater interaction and enhance the bond of neighbourliness and personal friendship that we all desire.

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Syllabification: neigh·bor·ly

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