is available as an adverb from friendly but because of its awkwardness it is rarely used:

• The women…still addressed him friendlily —William Trevor, 1980

• The nuisance on the train still friendlily smiles, but he's looking for more than a chat and a drinking companion now —Independent, 1995.

There are well under a hundred examples on the OEC; the phrasal alternative in a friendly way (or manner) often serves better.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • Friendlily — Friend li*ly, adv. In a friendly manner. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • friendlily — friendly ► ADJECTIVE (friendlier, friendliest) 1) kind and pleasant; of or like a friend. 2) (in combination ) not harmful to a specified thing: environment friendly. 3) favourable or serviceable. 4) Military of or allied with one s own forces. ► …   English terms dictionary

  • friendlily — adverb see friendly I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • friendlily — See friendly. * * * …   Universalium

  • friendlily — adverb In a friendly manner; like a friend; warmly; kindly …   Wiktionary

  • friendlily — friend·li·ly …   English syllables

  • friendlily — lə̇lē, lə̇li adverb Etymology: friendly (I) + ly : in a friendly manner …   Useful english dictionary

  • -lily — Few adjectives in ly form adverbs in lily because they are too awkward to use. As Fowler noted (1926), ‘it is always possible to say in a masterly manner, at a timely moment, and the like, instead of masterlily, timelily’. Some adjectives in ly… …   Modern English usage

  • Wellwisher — Well wish er, n. One who wishes another well; one who is benevolently or friendlily inclined. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • friendly — I. adjective (friendlier; est) Date: before 12th century 1. of, relating to, or befitting a friend: as a. showing kindly interest and goodwill b. not hostile < a friendly merger offer >; also involving or coming from actions of one s own forces …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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