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synonyms for brotherly

  • affectionate
  • amicable
  • cordial
  • fraternal
  • neighborly
  • selfless
  • altruistic
  • benevolent
  • charitable
  • compassionate
  • comprehending
  • comradely
  • disinterested
  • forgiving
  • generous
  • humane
  • intimate
  • kindly
  • personal
  • philanthropic
  • solicitous
  • sympathetic
  • tender
  • understanding

antonyms for brotherly

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  • cold
  • cool
  • hostile
  • unfriendly
  • unsociable
  • antagonistic
  • sisterly
  • uncompanionable
  • uncompassionate
  • unneighborly
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How to use brotherly in a sentence

The protesters disagreed with the Kremlin’s reading of Ukrainian history, viewing the Soviet era as more of a hostile occupation than a cohesive union between brotherly states.
HOW PUTIN'S DENIAL OF UKRAINE'S STATEHOOD REWRITES HISTORYBILLY PERRIGOFEBRUARY 22, 2022TIME
It oscillates between matter-of-fact narration and shots of the men’s playful, brotherly dynamic, like when Antin spills a liter of coffee in Chambers’s front seat and pretends it’s water.
‘BEAT MONDAY’ RETHINKS WHAT YOU CAN FIT INTO A WEEKENDANNA CALLAGHANMAY 20, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
For if there is one God, there is one brotherhood, and all humanity can only be linked to that God by brotherly love.
WAYS OF WAR AND PEACEDELIA AUSTRIAN
I made thy fortune along with my own in the days when we shared all things in brotherly community.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
We spent the night in equally brotherly fashion, our beds being spread out for us side by side on the floor of the room.
THE CRADLE OF MANKINDW.A. WIGRAM
Then I learned to know that which I felt was not a mere brotherly affection, but a deep love.
THE CORNET OF HORSEG. A. HENTY
There were messages of brotherly interest and solicitude just as in the old days.
OLD-TIME MAKERS OF MEDICINEJAMES J. WALSH
Is not my love for her of the purest, most holy, and most brotherly nature?
THE SORROWS OF YOUNG WERTHERJ.W. VON GOETHE
After that the cousins were more brotherly than ever before.
AN UNDIVIDED UNIONOLIVER OPTIC
In adopting "brotherly love" as a part of their sacred trilogy British Masons adopt an entirely Christian standpoint.
SECRET SOCIETIES AND SUBVERSIVE MOVEMENTSNESTA H. WEBSTER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BROTHERLY

  • amatory
  • amorous
  • anacreontic
  • ardent
  • brotherly
  • doting
  • enamored
  • erotic
  • fervent
  • fervid
  • impassioned
  • indulgent
  • loving
  • overindulgent
  • sisterly
  • tender
  • warm
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.