English - Vietnamese Dictionary
friendly /'frendli/Concise Dictionary
- tính từ
- thân mật, thân thiết, thân thiện
- a friendly smile: một nụ cười thân mật
- to have friendly relations with one's neighbours: có quan hệ thân mật với láng giềng của mình
- Friendly Society: hội ái hữu
- a friendly match: cuộc đấu giao hữu
- (tôn giáo) (Friend) thuộc phái Quây-cơ
- friendly lead
- cuộc giải trí có quyên tiền (để giúp người nghèo ở Luân-ddôn)
+troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces
+characteristic of or befitting a friend
+favorably disposed; not antagonistic or hostile
+easy to understand or use
+of or belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally
Advanced English Dictionary
1 amicable, congenial, sociable, companionable, comradely, convivial, familiar, well-disposed, close, on good terms, simpatico, comfortable, at home, neighbourly, clubby, fraternal, brotherly, sisterly, Colloq chummy, pally, thick, Brit matey, US palsy-walsy, buddy-buddy:
We've always been friendly with the people next door.
2 amiable, affectionate, loving, demonstrative, cordial, warm-hearted, warm, genial, agreeable, good-natured, pleasant, kind, kindly, kind-hearted, agreeable, affable, approachable, accessible, unreserved, open, Brit clubbable:
Clare can be very friendly when she wants to be.
adjective, nounCollocation Dictionary
+ adjective (friendlier, friendliest)
1 ~ to / toward(s) sb behaving in a kind and pleasant way because you like sb or want to help them: a warm and friendly person + Everyone was very friendly towards me.
2 showing kindness; making you feel relaxed and as though you are among friends: a friendly smile / welcome + a small hotel with a friendly atmosphere
3 ~ (with sb) treating sb as a friend: We soon became friendly with the couple next door. + She was on friendly terms with most of the hospital staff. + We were not on the friendliest of terms (= we were not friendly at all).
4 (especially of the relationship between countries) not treating sb/sth as an enemy: to establish / maintain friendly relations with all countries
5 (often in compound adjectives) that is helpful and easy to use; that helps sb/sth or does not harm it: This software is much friendlier than the previous version. + environmentally-friendly farming methods + ozone-friendly cleaning materials
See also - USER-FRIENDLY
6 in which the people, teams, etc. taking part are not seriously competing against each other: a friendly argument + friendly rivalry + (BrE) It was only a friendly match.
friendliness noun [U]: We were greeted with warmth and friendliness.
+ noun (plural friendlies) (also friendly match) (both BrE) a game of football, etc. that is not part of an important competition: He played for England in a friendly against Spain.
1 behaving in a kind/pleasant way
appear, be, look, seem | become
exceptionally, extremely, genuinely, really, very
Frank was a genuinely friendly sort.
He seemed detached, almost bored, but perfectly friendly.
For once he seemed almost friendly.
| quite, reasonably | not exactly, not particularly
Her manner was not exactly friendly
He was always friendly towards me.
2 being friends
be, seem | become, get | remain
very | pretty, quite
They were quite friendly when they worked together.
She's very friendly with Maureen.
be on friendly terms (with sb)
We have managed to remain on friendly terms.
3 easy to use/helpful/not harmful
environmentally friendly cleaning products
Employers are being encouraged to adopt family-friendly measures like flexible hours.
| ozone-friendly, user-friendly
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