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1‘she is a naturally friendly child’
affectionate, affable, amiable, genial, congenial, cordial, warm, demonstrative, convivial, companionable, company-loving, sociable, gregarious, outgoing, clubbable, comradely, neighbourly, hospitable, approachable, easy to get along with, accessible, communicative, open, unreserved, easy-going, good-natured, kindly, benign, amenable, agreeable, obliging, sympathetic, well disposed, benevolent
informal chummy, pally, clubby
British informal matey, decent
North American informal buddy-buddy
2‘she drew him into friendly conversation’
amicable, congenial, cordial, pleasant, good-natured, easy, casual, informal, unceremonious, comradely, confidential, close, intimate, familiar
peaceable, peaceful, conciliatory, harmonious, non-hostile
3‘a friendly wind swept the boat to the shore’
favourable, advantageous, beneficial, benevolent, helpful, well disposed, good
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