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Princeton's WordNet

  1. friendlinessnoun

    a feeling of liking for another person; enjoyment in their company

  2. friendlinessnoun

    a friendly disposition


  1. friendlinessnoun

    The quality of being friendly.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Friendlinessnoun

    Etymology: from friendly.

    Such a liking and friendliness as hath brought forth the effects. Philip Sidney.

    Let all the intervals be employed in prayers, charity, friendliness and neighbourhood, and means of spiritual and corporal health. Jeremy Taylor, Rule of holy living.


  1. friendliness

    Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people. It is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an "acquaintance" or an "association", such as a classmate, neighbor, coworker, or colleague. In some cultures, the concept of friendship is restricted to a small number of very deep relationships; in others, such as the U.S. and Canada, a person could have many friends, and perhaps a more intense relationship with one or two people, who may be called good friends or best friends. Other colloquial terms include besties or Best Friends Forever (BFFs). Although there are many forms of friendship, some of which may vary from place to place, certain characteristics are present in many such bonds. Such features include choosing to be with one another, enjoying time spent together, and being able to engage in a positive and supportive role to one another.Sometimes friends are distinguished from family, as in the saying "friends and family", and sometimes from lovers (e.g., "lovers and friends"), although the line is blurred with friends with benefits. Similarly, the friend zone is a term for when someone is restricted from rising up to the status of lover, hence the name (see also Unrequited love). Friendship has been studied in academic fields, such as communication, sociology, social psychology, anthropology, and philosophy. Various academic theories of friendship have been proposed, including social exchange theory, equity theory, relational dialectics, and attachment styles.


  1. friendliness

    Friendliness is the quality of being kind, warm, and pleasant towards others. It often involves showing a positive attitude, being approachable, helpful, and engaging in friendly interactions with people around. Friendliness can be seen in behaviors such as smiling, showing empathy, active listening, and engaging in polite and respectful conversations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Friendlinessnoun

    the condition or quality of being friendly


  1. Friendliness

    Friendliness is the second album by the British rock group Stackridge. The album was produced by Stackridge and Victor Gamm at Sound Techniques, London. This was the only Stackridge album to be released on the MCA Records label both in the U.K. and the U.S. The album has a wide variety of songs. "Lummy Days" is a galloping instrumental with strong English folk and classical music influences. "Syracuse The Elephant" is progressive rock similar to early Genesis. "Keep On Clucking" is in a modified blues form and is the heaviest rock tune recorded by Stackridge. "Amazingly Agnes", which the group claims to be a song about a cow, is possibly the first reggae style song ever recorded by an English rock group. "Anyone For Tennis" is in the English music-hall style, similar to The Beatles' song Honey Pie.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of friendliness in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of friendliness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of friendliness in a Sentence

  1. Roderic Owen:

    The important thing is to know when to laugh, or since laughing is somewhat undignified to smile. But the smile must be of the right kind must have understanding in it, and friendliness, and a good deal of patience.

  2. John Bingham:

    The scenery is stunning and the small town friendliness makes this a very special race, sitting around small fires in the desert with groups of runners waiting for the sun to come up and the race to begin is quite an experience too.

  3. Bolivia Augustin and Michelle:

    I realize his question was just a way to start conversation, i guess in a way it did break the ice because I did my usual rambling with far too much detail and color for any answer, displaying a kind of classic American friendliness which some French people find fun.

  4. Greg May:

    It's definitely a consideration. It's not the deciding factor, but we're always monitoring our entire fleet for emissions, noise, environmental friendliness.

  5. Emanuele Rigamonti:

    Today the European markets opened on a softer note, possibly pondering the alternative scenario of less market friendliness by the Fed, along with some profit taking on recent strength.

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