Camaraderie vs comradery

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Camaraderie is the warm feelings of friendship, closeness and loyalty shared among a group of people or a team of people. Camaraderie is a relatively new English word, added in 1840. It comes from the French word, camaraderie, meaning a convivial feeling among comrades.

Comradery means the warm feelings of friendship, closeness and loyalty shared among a group or people or a team of people. Comradery is a nativization of camaraderie. It appears in 1879, derived from comrade+ery. Comradery is a North American iteration of the word camaraderie, notice that the spelling as well as the pronunciation drops a syllable from the middle of the word camaraderie.


“I’ve been doing this so long that I get more enjoyment out of the camaraderie and being with my kids,” he said. “This is almost like Christmas morning for me.” (The Journal Star)

Guild Goes South reflected the warmth and camaraderie of the festival proper and, with the syllabus for next year’s competitions now available, performers and audience members alike will be keenly anticipating the breadth of music, speech and dance in store at the Manx Music Festival from April 22 to 30, 2016. (The Isle of Man Today)

Though the incident of tearing of a holy book created panic, it had also brought to the fore camaraderie among the members of different communities. (The Tribune India)

Witnessing our expedition pulling together to hike several miles out of the Canyon reminded me of the incredible teamwork and comradery that defines the American warfighter. (The Courier-Journal)

He has been involved in his share of saves, had great comradery with his peers and, since taking over as chief in Covington, has led a group of men and women who share his values. (The Covington News)

The men traded stories about training, conditions, and the comradery on board their ships. (The Burton Mail)