part of speech: adjective

inflections: friendlier, friendliest

definition 1: welcoming and pleasant toward others.

  • I try to be friendly toward people I don’t like.
  • Our town is a friendly place.

synonyms: affable, amiable, pleasant, warm

antonyms: belligerent, gruff, hostile, icy, ill, stern, unfriendly

definition 2: kind and helpful.

  • The friendly waiter made our meal enjoyable.

synonyms: amiable, kind, kindly, neighborly

antonyms: abrupt, cool, hostile, unfriendly

derivation: friendliness (n.)