family friendly

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

family-friendly (comparative more family friendly, superlative most family friendly)

  1. Suitable for families consisting of parents and minor children.
    This family friendly paradise - with its giant snow slides, outdoor amphitheatre, and traditional winter activities - is the ideal destination for the young and old alike.
  2. Promoting the welfare of the family structure.
    • 2003 May 1, “Joint Report On Social Inclusion”[1], Commission of the European Communities: 
      [...] reviewing the parental leave and maternity schemes and, finally, raising awareness of employers about the importance of creating a family-friendly working environment.
  3. (US) Devoid of material deemed inappropriate for children such as sexually-explicit text or images, use of profanity, or references to the use of illegal drugs.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often used in a subjective context where the meaning is colored by the user's social, religious, cultural or political perspective on what constitutes appropriate content, activities, or support for families.

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