1. Social Affections


[Antonyms: enmity.]

[Nouns] friendship, amity; friendliness; brotherhood, fraternity, sodality, confraternity; harmony (concord) [more]; peace [more].

firm friendship, staunch friendship, intimate friendship, familiar bosom friendship, cordial friendship; tried friendship, devoted friendship, lasting friendship, fast friendship, sincere friendship, warm friendship, ardent friendship.

cordiality, fraternization, entente cordiale, good understanding, rapprochement, sympathy, fellow-feeling, response, welcomeness.

affection (love) [more]; favoritism; good will (benevolence) [more].

acquaintance, familiarity, intimacy, intercourse, fellowship, knowledge of; introduction.

[Verbs] be friendly, be friends [more], be acquainted with adj.; know; have the ear of; keep company with (sociality) [more]; hold communication with, have dealings with, sympathize with; have a leaning to; bear good will (benevolent) [more]; love [more]; make much of; befriend (aid) [more]; introduce to.

set one's horses together; have the latchstring out [U. S.]; hold out the right hand of friendship, extend the right hand of friendship, hold out the right hand of fellowship; become friendly; make friends [more] with; break the lee, be introduced to; make acquaintance with, pick acquaintance with, scrape acquaintance with; get into favor, gain the friendship of.

shake hands with, fraternize, embrace; receive with open arms, throw oneself into the arms of; meet halfway, take in good part.

[Adjectives] friendly; amicable, amical; well-affected, unhostile, neighborly, brotherly, fraternal, sympathetic, harmonious, hearty, cordial, warmhearted.

friends with, well with, at home with, hand in hand with; on good terms, on friendly terms, on amicable terms, on cordial terms, on familiar terms, on intimate terms, on good footing; on speaking terms, on visiting terms; in one's good graces, in one's good books.

acquainted, familiar, intimate, thick, hand and glove, hail fellow well met, free and easy; welcome.

[Adverbs] amicably; with open arms; sans ceremonie; arm in arm.

[Phrases] amicitia semper prodest [Seneca]; "a mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one" [Carlyle]; "friendship is love without either flowers or veil" [Hare]; trulgus amicitias utilitate probat [Ovid].

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