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?
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.
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?"
Resembling a sister or some aspect of one.