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familiar

adjective (FRIENDLY)    /fəˈmɪl.i.ər/ US  /-jɚ/
informal and friendly, sometimes in a way that does not show respect to someone who is not a relation or close friend: "That'll be five pounds, dear", he said in an irritatingly familiar way. He doesn't like to be too familiar with his staff.Manners and levels of formalityPolite and respectful familiarly     /-li/ adverb Henry Channon, known familiarly as 'Chips'Manners and levels of formalityPolite and respectful
(Definition of familiar adjective (FRIENDLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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