View synonyms for friendship


[ frend-ship ]


  1. the state of being a friend; association as friends:

    to value a person's friendship.

  2. a friendly relation or intimacy.

    Synonyms: rapport, understanding, accord, harmony

  3. friendly feeling or disposition.

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Other Words From

  • pre·friendship noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of friendship1

First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English frēondscipe, equivalent to friend + -ship

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Example Sentences

It was my escape, but it was also a bridge for me to connect and build friendships.

From Time

From Carol and Harry, Teichner has learned that we all have the capacity to create and build new friendships and attachments at whatever age or stage of life.

A letter or even just a conversation stating how much the friendship means to you would be lovely.

For Erik’s part, he seemed interested in future contact with Amanda but only on a friendship basis.

As in Firefly Lane, the new novel mines the power of friendship.

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Their friendship began when Krauss, who was chairman of the physics department at Case Western in Cleveland, sought out Epstein.

We hit it off amazingly well, and started a real friendship.

Their solidified friendship is one of the most touching details of the premiere, but it also puts Branson in a tricky predicament.

There are moments of humor even, and friendship and love, and there are moments of religion, or lack of religion.

The new way to show your love and affection for your bestie is with a fashionable Little Scocha friendship bracelet.

A burning crimson flushed over the cheek of Wharton, as Louis uttered this ardent appeal to friendship and to Heaven.

A friendship had arisen between them, which the years had idealized rather than impaired.

With both Tom and me it was friendship at first sight, and nothing until the final severance came ever disturbed its course.

Our friendship was close and intimate, such as is formed in the warmth of youth and which the grave alone dissolves.

We were much alike in our tastes and habits, yet there was enough of difference between us to impart a relish to our friendship.