Synonyms for friendshipˈfrɛnd ʃɪp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. friendship, friendly relationship(noun)

    the state of being friends (or friendly)

    Synonyms:
    friendly relationship, friendship

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. friendship

    Friendship is a deep, quiet, enduring affection, founded upon mutual respect and esteem. Friendship is always mutual; there may be unreciprocated affection or attachment, unrequited love, or even unrecognized and unappreciated devotion, but never unreciprocated or unrequited friendship; one may have friendly feelings toward an enemy, but while there is hostility or coldness on one side there can not be friendship between the two. Friendliness is a quality of friendly feeling, without the deep and settled attachment implied in the state of friendship. Comity is mutual kindly courtesy, with care of each other's right, and amity a friendly feeling and relation, not necessarily implying special friendliness; as, the comity of nations, or amity between neighboring countries. Affection may be purely natural; friendship is a growth. Friendship is more intellectual and less emotional than love; it is easier to give reasons for friendship than for love; friendship is more calm and quiet, love more fervent; love often rises to intensest passion; we can not speak of the passion of friendship. Friendship implies some degree of equality, while love does not; we can speak of man's love toward God, not of his friendship for God. (There is more latitude in the use of the concrete noun friend; Abraham was called "the friend of God;" Christ was called "the friend of sinners.") Compare ACQUAINTANCE; LOVE.

    See synonyms for BATTLE; ENMITY; FEUD; HATRED.

    Synonyms:
    affection, amity, attachment, comity, consideration, devotion, esteem, esteem, favor, friendliness, good will, love, regard

    Preposition:
    The friendship of one person for or toward another, or the friendship between them.

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