having or showing qualities befitting a neighbor; friendly.
- neigh·bor·li·ness, noun
- un·neigh·bor·li·ness, noun
- un·neigh·bor·ly, adjective
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How to use neighborly in a sentence
People can and do act neighborly every day of the year, and other holidays already include a service component.We Need More Kindness in Our Lives: Let's Make 143 Day a National Holiday to Honor Mr. Rogers' Legacy | Gregg Behr and Ryan Rydzewski | May 21, 2021 | Time
The thriller, which came out in March 2016, follows an isolated woman with a traumatic past who suffers from anxiety, barely leaves her house and believes she witnessed something suspicious while practicing some neighborly espionage.What to Know About The Woman in the Window as the Movie Adaptation Hits Netflix | Annabel Gutterman | May 14, 2021 | Time
She’s less alone, too, than those of us relying on the internet for social interactions, thanks to the symbiotic relationship between her and her tavern customers, each party benefiting from the other’s neighborly company.
“They come in with this bunk science, and I still try to be neighborly instead of jumping all over them,” she says.These Moms Work as Doctors and Scientists. But They've Also Taken On Another Job: Fighting COVID-19 Misinformation Online | Eliana Dockterman | March 24, 2021 | Time
So the idea that you would criminalize it, really harshly criminalize somebody that’s being neighborly because somebody literally can’t pick up or drop off their mail is pretty outrageous.The Supreme Court Will Hear a Case That Could Weaken What's Left of the Voting Rights Act | Sanya Mansoor | March 1, 2021 | Time
Paul is right that we must deal with the Bundy crisis in the spirit of neighborly forbearance.
There was very little neighborly interaction between the separate fiefdoms of Kensington Palace.Malice in the Palace: Prince George’s Treacherous New Digs | Tina Brown | July 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Black orchestrates her outburst of neighborly frustration brilliantly.
A neighborly courtesy is the loaning of the key, to save a neighbor a journey upstairs.The Leaven in a Great City | Lillian William Betts
This neighborly custom of sharing meat, when it is to be had for the killing, prevails in the northern woods.The Hidden Places | Bertrand W. Sinclair
At that, we were sometimes spoken to in neighborly greeting.The Escape of a Princess Pat | George Pearson
You have come a long distance to do a neighborly deed, and that deed has been generously completed.Sevenoaks | J. G. Holland
The look of cold surprise that any one should venture to come near her grief sealed up the fountain of neighborly sympathy.The Open Question | Elizabeth Robins