Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “neighbourly”


adjective UK (US neighborly)     /ˈneɪ.bəl.i/ US  /-bɚ.li/
friendly or helpful: It was very neighbourly of you to do her shopping for her.FriendlyKind and thoughtful neighbourliness (US neighborliness)     /-nəs/ noun [U]
(Definition of neighbourly adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of neighbourly

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Kind & thoughtful, but you might be interested in these topics from the Kind and unkind topic area:

Translations of “neighbourly”

Word of the Day


willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More