Definitions

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  • adj. Showing the qualities of a friendly and helpful neighbour.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. exhibiting the qualities expected in a friendly neighbor

Etymologies

neighbour +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Silence was her constant companion, and for sorrow she had been granted the touch that assuages the sharpness of pain and the love called neighbourly kindness.

    The Battle of the Strong — Volume 4 A Romance of Two Kingdoms

  • I was always taught that being "neighbourly" was a good thing.

    Oh, Those Civilians! - SpouseBUZZ

  • The "trade" in each case is a kind of neighbourly community, separated in its parts by space, but joined in unity of sympathy.

    Walking-Stick Papers

  • It gave to his intentions whatever of decision was wanting before; and he finally resolved, that it would be absolutely unnecessary, if not highly indecorous, to do more for the widow and children of his father, than such kind of neighbourly acts as his own wife pointed out.

    Sense and Sensibility

  • QUEEN LATIFAH is proud of the controversial reality shows filmed in her native New Jersey, branding the programmes 'stars kind and "neighbourly".

    The Bosh

  • For the first time, voting in the final was split between televoting and panels of musical experts, designed to reduce the controversial 'neighbourly' voting practice.

    Home | Mail Online

  • A design for a 'neighbourly' high-rise apartment building has won Simon Harrison the New Zealand Institute of Architects Graphisoft Student Design Award 2009

    ScreenTalk

  • Forget face-to-face neighbourly interactions too, since you hadn't visited your own house – a $100m mansion overlooking the sea in Santa Barbara – in more than 50 years.

    Yes, I really want to be alone | Viv Groskop

  • Relations are more neighbourly now, stadium:mk offering 22,000 seats, 7,000 more than the requirement for a Heineken Cup quarter-final.

    Northampton and Ulster bring authentic rugby to plastic surrounds | Eddie Butler

  • How about a little neighbourly get-together before work?

    2010 April | Zeeshan Hamid

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  • Evidentally we're not very neighbourly here.

    September 4, 2008