brotherly

[ bruhth-er-lee ]
/ ˈbrʌð ər li /
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adjective

of, like, or befitting a brother; affectionate and loyal; fraternal: brotherly love.

adverb

as a brother; fraternally.

Nearby words

  1. brother of the christian schools,
  2. brother's keeper, am i my,
  3. brother-in-law,
  4. brotherhood,
  5. brotherliness,
  6. brothers karamazov, the,
  7. brotula,
  8. brotus,
  9. brough,
  10. brougham

Origin of brotherly

before 1000; Middle English; Old English brōthorlīc. See brother, -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for brotherliness

brotherly

/ (ˈbrʌðəlɪ) /

adjective

of, resembling, or suitable to a brother, esp in showing loyalty and affection; fraternal

adverb

in a brotherly way; fraternally
Derived Formsbrotherliness, noun

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