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English definition of “friendly”

friendly

adjective     /ˈfrend.li/
A2 behaving in a pleasant, kind way towards someone: a friendly face/smile Our neighbours have always been very friendly to/towards us. I'm on quite friendly terms with my daughter's teacher. Are you friendly with (= a friend of) Graham? → Opposite unfriendlyFriendly describes a place that is pleasant and that makes you feel happy and comfortable: It's a friendly little restaurant.Causing pleasure A friendly game or argument is one that you play or have for pleasure and in order to practise your skills, rather than playing or arguing seriously with the aim of winning: We were having a friendly argument about Green politics. The teams are playing a friendly match on Sunday.Competing in sportCompeting and contending (non-sporting) Friendly countries and friendly soldiers are ones who are not your enemies and who are working or fighting with you.International politics and government friendliness     /-nəs/ noun [U]
(Definition of friendly adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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