[ bruhth-er-lee ]
/ ˈbrʌð ər li /


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


as a brother; fraternally.


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Origin of brotherly

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

OTHER WORDS FROM brotherly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for brotherliness

/ (ˈbrʌðəlɪ) /


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


in a brotherly way; fraternally

Derived forms of brotherly

brotherliness, noun
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