Brotherly is a synonym of brotherlike.
As adjectives the difference between brotherly and brotherlike
is that brotherly
is of or characteristic of brothers while brotherlike
is resembling a brother or some aspect of one.
As an adverb brotherly
is in the manner of a brother, as a brother, as brothers.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Of or characteristic of brothers.
- brotherly love
In the manner of a brother, as a brother, as brothers.
* 1907 , Jack London, The Iron Heel :
- "What honest man, who is not insane, would take lost women and thieves into his house to dwell with him sisterly and brotherly ?"
Resembling a brother or some aspect of one.