AskDefine | Define filial

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filial adj
1 designating the generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation [ant: parental]
2 relating to or characteristic of or befitting an offspring; "filial respect" [ant: parental]

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English

Etymology

Middle English filial, from Latin fīliālis, adjective derived from fili- in filius "son" and filia "daughter", + adjective ending -alis.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: fil·i·al

Adjective

  1. Pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter
  2. Designating the generation or generations following a parental generation

Translations

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Etymology

Filial < filialis - of or pertaining to a son or daughter.

Noun

filial

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Extensive Definition

Filial is an adjective used to describe sons and daughters. It may also mean:

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