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Sir,

I have to convert the noun "friend" into adjective.

First I thought that it might be "friendly".

But when I refer a dictionary ,I found "friendless".

the "Friendly" was written as adjective seprately.

I am bit confused about derieved "adjective" from noun and adjective itself.

Is there any rule to find out which one is derived from noun and which one adjective itself.

Thanks.
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Hello Hanuman

Different dictionaries list derivatives in different ways. Not all the words
that are derived from a noun will be listed with the noun.

1. 'Friendly' = noun 'friend' + suffix '-ly'.

When forming an adjective, suffix '-ly' = 'like'.

'Friendly' = 'like a friend'.

2. 'Friendless' = noun 'friend' + suffix '-less'.

When forming an adjective, suffix '-less' = 'without'.

'Friendless' = 'without a friend'.

If your task was to create an adjective from 'friend', both 'friendly'
and 'friendless' would have been correct answers.

MrP
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I'm not sure about exactly what you're asking, but I can tell you that "friendless" would not be what you are looking for; "friendless" means "without friends".

A "friendly person" would be a person who is friendly, if that is what you are wondering.
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