Sisterly vs Sisterlike - What's the difference?

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Sisterly is a synonym of sisterlike.


As adjectives the difference between sisterly and sisterlike

is that sisterly is pertaining to a sister or sisters while sisterlike is resembling a sister or some aspect of one.

As an adverb sisterly

is in the manner of a sister, behaving as one would expect of a sister; as a sister, as sisters.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

sisterly

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Pertaining to a sister or sisters.
  • * 2011 , Jane Martinson, The Guardian , 4 May 2011:
  • Burton designed both Middleton sisters' dresses in white, so that when Pippa picked up Kate's train in the abbey, the two of them were united, visually, in a display of sisterly togetherness.

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In the manner of a sister, behaving as one would expect of a sister; as a sister, as sisters.
  • * 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?"

    sisterlike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a sister or some aspect of one.
  • Synonyms

    * sisterly

    Antonyms

    * unsisterlike * unsisterly