Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The condition or quality of being friendly; a disposition to favor or befriend; good will.
  • noun Exercise of benevolence or kindness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The condition or quality of being friendly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being friendly.

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

  • noun a friendly disposition
  • noun a feeling of liking for another person; enjoyment in their company

Etymologies

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friendly +‎ -ness

Examples

  • But not in America, where friendliness is a prized stereotype.

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  • Near the middle and off to the side, staring up with an expression of friendliness, excitement, and, above all, hope.

    Freefall

  • As time goes on, I get the sense that the move towards audence-friendliness is in large part due to increased modern opportunities to be played for a fool — with the number of scams, hoaxes, and misinformation we run into every day, people are less inclined to give the avant-garde a chance if there's any hint of a con about it.

    Who walks in the classroom, cool and slow?

  • As time goes on, I get the sense that the move towards audence-friendliness is in large part due to increased modern opportunities to be played for a fool — with the number of scams, hoaxes, and misinformation we run into every day, people are less inclined to give the avant-garde a chance if there's any hint of a con about it.

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  • His appearance of decency and friendliness is real.

    07/21/2005

  • I traveled a lot with my kids all over Europe and MX when they were small and while it is very nice that one does gain instant understanding and friendliness from the local population when traveling with children, my kids became a little shy and wary of effusive attention from strangers.

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  • I traveled a lot with my kids all over Europe and MX when they were small and while it is very nice that one does gain instant understanding and friendliness from the local population when traveling with children, my kids became a little shy and wary of effusive attention from strangers.

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  • I traveled a lot with my kids all over Europe and MX when they were small and while it is very nice that one does gain instant understanding and friendliness from the local population when traveling with children, my kids became a little shy and wary of effusive attention from strangers.

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  • I traveled a lot with my kids all over Europe and MX when they were small and while it is very nice that one does gain instant understanding and friendliness from the local population when traveling with children, my kids became a little shy and wary of effusive attention from strangers.

    Page 2

  • I traveled a lot with my kids all over Europe and MX when they were small and while it is very nice that one does gain instant understanding and friendliness from the local population when traveling with children, my kids became a little shy and wary of effusive attention from strangers.

    Page 2

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  • "He had trained himself to present a good impression without wasting time; he knew that he was polite, that he was intelligent and that he had a fine voice; and it was a new experience for him to find his friendliness coming back to himn like a voice in an empty house."

    - Frank O'Connor, 'The Paragon'.

    September 6, 2008