What are some opposite words for ancestor?

Antonyms for ancestor
ˈæn sɛs tər; esp. Brit. -sə stər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, root(noun)

    someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

    Antonyms:
    descendent, descendant

    Synonyms:
    theme, rootage, radical, ascendant, antecedent, etymon, base, beginning, solution, origin, stem, root, source, tooth root, ascendent, forerunner, root word

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ancestor(n)

    Synonyms:
    forefather, progenitor, primogenitor, forbear

    Associated words:
    atavic, atavism, lineal, collateral, hereditary, heredity, genealogy, genealogist

Editors Contribution

  1. dead person

    Submitted by anonymous on October 18, 2020  

How to use ancestor in a sentence?

  1. Rhiannon Giddens:

    When I first heard the minstrel banjo - I played a gourd first - I almost lost my mind. I was like, Oh, my god. And then I went to Africa, to the Gambia, and studied the akonting, which is an ancestor of the banjo, and just that connection to me was just immense.

  2. Frederick Henry Hedge:

    Every man is his own ancestor, and every man is his own heir. He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past.

  3. Qing Tang:

    Proterocladus antiquus is a close relative of the ancestor of all green plants alive today.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    The ancestor of every action is a thought.

  5. Steven Pinker:

    Ancestor worship must be an appealing idea to those who are about to become ancestors.

How to pronounce ancestor?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say ancestor in sign language?

  1. ancestor

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