sisterly

[ sis-ter-lee ]
/ ˈsɪs tər li /

adjective

of, like, or befitting a sister: sisterly affection.

adverb

in the manner of a sister; as a sister.

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Origin of sisterly

First recorded in 1560–70; sister + -ly

OTHER WORDS FROM sisterly

sis·ter·li·ness, nounun·sis·ter·ly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sisterly

sisterly
/ (ˈsɪstəlɪ) /

adjective

of, resembling, or suitable to a sister, esp in showing kindness and affection

Derived forms of sisterly

sisterliness, noun
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