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neighborly

[ ney-ber-lee ]
/ ˈneɪ bər li /
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adjective
having or showing qualities befitting a neighbor; friendly.
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Origin of neighborly

First recorded in 1515–25; neighbor + -ly

OTHER WORDS FROM neighborly

neigh·bor·li·ness, nounun·neigh·bor·li·ness, nounun·neigh·bor·ly, adjective
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