Antonyms for neighborly

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ney-ber-lee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈneɪ bər li

Definition of neighborly

Origin :
  • 1550s, from neighbor (n.) + -ly (1). Earlier as an adverb (1520s), while an earlier adjective form was neighborlike (late 15c.). Related: Neighborliness, which ousted earlier neighborship (mid-15c.).
  • adj friendly
Example sentences :
  • She included them both in a neighborly glance, and Dilly was very grateful.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • An' when I can't, folks are so neighborly they strike a light for me to see by.
  • Extract from : « Meadow Grass » by Alice Brown
  • I can get politics and chat and neighborly conveniences from cheaper companions.
  • Extract from : « Essays, First Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • They can't object to your making a neighborly call, can they?
  • Extract from : « Fair Harbor » by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Our neighbors and friends in Mayberry were as kind and neighborly as ever.
  • Extract from : « Kent Knowles: Quahaug » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • We will go down with you, and I hope you will be neighborly while we are in the country.
  • Extract from : « David Dunne » by Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • “Bless me, you are neighborly,” exclaimed a voice in smooth, even tones.
  • Extract from : « The Black Wolf Pack » by Dan Beard
  • There was a great buzz of talk and laughter and neighborly greeting.
  • Extract from : « Historic Boyhoods » by Rupert Sargent Holland
  • There was a neighborly feeling about it all that warmed my heart.
  • Extract from : « Have We No Rights? » by Mabel Williamson
  • Presuming that he was coming to pay me a neighborly call, I arose to meet him.
  • Extract from : « The House » by Eugene Field

Synonyms for neighborly

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