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neighborly

[ney-ber-lee]
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  1. having or showing qualities befitting a neighbor; friendly.

Origin of neighborly

First recorded in 1515–25; neighbor + -ly
Related formsneigh·bor·li·ness, nounun·neigh·bor·li·ness, nounun·neigh·bor·ly, adjective
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neighborly

adj.

1550s, from neighbor (n.) + -ly (1). Earlier as an adverb (1520s), while an earlier adjective form was neighborlike (late 15c.). Related: Neighborliness, which ousted earlier neighborship (mid-15c.).

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