brotherly definition

  • adjective:
    • Characteristic of or befitting brothers; fraternal.
    • Of or characteristic of brothers.
    • Of or related to brothers; including is natural for brothers; becoming to brothers; sort; affectionate.
    • love or characteristic of or befitting a brother
  • adverb:
    • in the way of a brother, as a brother, as brothers.
    • Like a brother; affectionately; kindly.
    • (archaic as adverb) in a brotherly fashion
  • others:
    • Pertaining to brothers; such as for instance is all-natural for brothers; becoming brothers; sort; affectionate: as, brotherly love.
    • following the method of a brother; kindly; affectionately.

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