- I(Roget's IV) n.1. [The state of being friends]Syn. association, companionship, alliance, confraternity, amity, concord, harmony, camaraderie, fellowship, comradeship, fraternization, attachment, bond, closeness, brotherhood, sisterhood, fraternity, comity, mutual regard, affinity, accord, league, pact, rapprochement (French), sympathy, rapport, understanding, agreement, compatibility, fellow feeling, intercourse, intimacy, familiarity, bonding.Ant. hatred*, hostility, enmity.2. [Friendly feeling]Syn. friendliness, good will, favor, devotion, regard, brotherly love, affection, fondness, consideration, esteem, good intentions, kindness, kindliness, amiability, amicability, neighborliness, sociability, loving-kindness, respect, attention, attentiveness, appreciation, tenderness, geniality, congeniality, heartiness, conviviality, affability, companionability, cordiality, good faith, confidence, attachment, loyalty, steadfastness, staunchness, responsiveness, understanding, warmth, sympathy, good humor, good nature, graciousness, benevolence, sincerity, generosity, chumminess*, clubbability*.Ant. hatred*, animosity, disfavor.II(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.companionship, comradeship, fellowship, camaraderie, neighborliness, relationship, intimacy, amity, affection, rapport, affinity, pact, tie. To feel as one while remaining two.''—Anne Swetchine. The wine of life.''—Edward Young. A holy tie.''—John Dryden.ANT.: hostility, distance, coolnessIII(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The condition of being friends: chumminess, closeness, companionship, comradeship, familiarity, fellowship, intimacy. See LOVE.
English dictionary for students. 2013.