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    Hello,

    Is there an adjective related to the noun 'solidarity,' i.e. the adjective with the same (root and) meaning?

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    #2

    Re: solidarity

    There is no direct adjective form of solidarity.

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    Re: solidarity

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    There is no direct adjective form of solidarity.
    There is-- "solidary." It's not an everyday word, but it does exist.

    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/solidary

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    Re: solidarity

    "Solidary" was the word I tried to find, but I did not find it in the dictionaries in which I looked it up (including some other Oxford online dictionary).
    Does it make sense to you if you hear "a solidary family," "a solidary friend" or "solidary colleagues," meaning that they show solidarity to other members of the group they belong to?
    And can I say that family members/colleagues are "cohesive" or that a family is "cohesive"? I know how to use cohesive in other contexts (like a cohesive community, society, nation, team, unit, force...), but I'm not sure if I can use it like this.

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    Re: solidarity

    Quote Originally Posted by Meja View Post
    Does it make sense to you if you hear "a solidary family," "a solidary friend" or "solidary colleagues," meaning that they show solidarity to other members of the group they belong to?
    I doubt if many native speakers would understand the word.

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    Re: solidarity

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I doubt if many native speakers would understand the word.
    OK, I can avoid it. I was curious because there is such a word in my native language.

    What are the best synonyms that you can suggest?
    Last edited by Meja; 26-Apr-2017 at 11:22.

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    Re: solidarity

    Quote Originally Posted by Meja View Post
    "Solidary" was the word I tried to find, but I did not find it in the dictionaries in which I looked it up.
    Click here and bookmark the site for future reference.

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    Re: solidarity

    Don't use solidary. Someone at some time thought it had been used enough to warrant including it in their dictionary. Nobody ever uses it nowadays. I've never seen it before today.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 26-Apr-2017 at 19:13. Reason: Fix a typo.
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    Re: solidarity

    Quote Originally Posted by Meja View Post
    OK, I can avoid it. I was curious because there is such a word in my native language.

    What are the best synonyms that you can suggest?
    "Cohesive" is perfect.
    I am not a teacher.

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