Friendly

Friendly means acting in a non-threatening manner toward and/or showing kindness to someone, as a friend would behave. Thus friendly implies a mode of friendship as distinct from amiable or genial. Professional service is expected to be amiable or genial but not necessarily friendly. The opposite is unfriendly or even hostile.

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Famous quotes containing the word friendly:

    Americans are very friendly and very suspicious, that is
    what Americans are and that is what always upsets the
    foreigner, who deals with them, they are so friendly
    how can they be so suspicious and they are so
    suspicious how can they be so friendly but they just
    are and that certainly has something to do with their
    having tucked their capital, their capitals away.
    Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)

    I prefer to make no new declarations [on southern policy beyond what was in the Letter of Acceptance]. But you may say, if you deem it advisable, that you know that I will stand by the friendly and encouraging words of that Letter, and by all that they imply. You cannot express that too strongly.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time.
    Hermann Hesse (1877–1962)