What are some opposite words for father?

Antonyms for father
ˈfɑ ðər

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term father.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. father, male parent, begetter(noun)

    a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)

    "his father was born in Atlanta"

    Antonyms:
    mother, female parent

    Synonyms:
    founding father, founder, forefather, sire, beginner, don, begetter, male parent

  2. forefather, father, sire(noun)

    the founder of a family

    "keep the faith of our forefathers"

    Antonyms:
    mother, female parent

    Synonyms:
    founding father, founder, forefather, sire, beginner, don, begetter, male parent

  3. Father, Padre(noun)

    `Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church); `Padre' is frequently used in the military

    Antonyms:
    mother, female parent

    Synonyms:
    military chaplain, founding father, founder, forefather, sky pilot, sire, beginner, don, begetter, male parent

  4. Church Father, Father of the Church, Father(noun)

    (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom

    Antonyms:
    female parent, mother

    Synonyms:
    founding father, founder, forefather, sire, beginner, don, begetter, male parent

  5. father(noun)

    a person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization

    "the tennis fathers ruled in her favor"; "the city fathers endorsed the proposal"

    Antonyms:
    female parent, mother

    Synonyms:
    founding father, founder, forefather, sire, beginner, don, begetter, male parent

  6. Father, Father-God, Fatherhood(noun)

    God when considered as the first person in the Trinity

    "hear our prayers, Heavenly Father"

    Antonyms:
    female parent, mother

    Synonyms:
    founding father, founder, forefather, sire, paternity, beginner, don, begetter, male parent

  7. founder, beginner, founding father, father(noun)

    a person who founds or establishes some institution

    "George Washington is the father of his country"

    Antonyms:
    mother, female parent

    Synonyms:
    male parent, laminitis, founder, forefather, founding father, novice, initiate, sire, tyro, beginner, don, begetter, tiro

  8. don, father(verb)

    the head of an organized crime family

    Antonyms:
    female parent, mother

    Synonyms:
    sire, founding father, founder, forefather, preceptor, beginner, don, begetter, male parent

  9. beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forth(verb)

    make children

    "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"

    Antonyms:
    mother, female parent

    Synonyms:
    take, cause, make, mystify, experience, develop, draw, have, become, sustain, receive, scram, amaze, stimulate, sire, drive, engender, go, fix, pay back, get under one's skin, stick, suffer, spawn, beat, return, set about, get down, incur, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, fuss, start, arrest, fetch, give, bring, bewilder, mother, induce, buzz off, catch, let, obtain, beget, puzzle, flummox, get, generate, breed, capture, find, baffle, produce, start out, pose, vex, aim, perplex, stupefy, gravel, begin, render, commence, arrive, set out, convey, acquire, come, pay off, bugger off, overprotect, yield, nonplus

Wiktionary

  1. father(noun)

    Antonyms:
    child, son, daughter, mother

  2. father(noun)

    God, the father of Creation

    My father was a strong influence on me.

    Antonyms:
    son, child, mother, daughter

  3. father(noun)

    A title given to priests.

    Father Thomas was a good priest.

    Antonyms:
    mother, daughter, son, child

  4. father(noun)

    One's father

    I will only do what Father asks.

    Antonyms:
    mother, child, son, daughter

  5. father(noun)

    One of the triune gods of the Horned God in Wicca alongside the Master and Sage and representing a man; younger than a Sage and older than a Master

    Antonyms:
    child, son, mother, daughter

  6. father(noun)

    Albert Einstein is the father of modern physics.

    Antonyms:
    mother, child, son, daughter

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. father(n)

    Synonyms:
    pater familias, procreator, sire, patriarch, founder, originator, author

    Associated words:
    affiliate, affiliation, filiation, patricide, patricidal, paternalism, parricide, agnate, agnation, patrimony

  2. father(v)

    Synonyms:
    beget, engender, procreate

How to use father in a sentence?

  1. Kamala Harris:

    I learned quickly that Beau Biden as Delaware was the kind of guy who inspires people to be a better version of themselves. Beau Biden as Delaware really was the best of Jill Biden. And I would ask Beau Biden as Delaware, where'd you get that, where'd this come from, Beau Biden as Delaware'd always talk about Beau Biden as Delaware dad, the love that they shared was incredible to watch. It was the most beautiful display between a father and a son.

  2. Doug Collins:

    As a pastor and father, the issue of life is deeply personal to me. Weve got our best chance in decades to strike down Roe V. Wade. Lets take it, @realdonaldtrumpis going to nominate a pro-life conservative and the Senate needs to do their job and confirm without delay.

  3. Steve Duprey:

    It's those moments when voters get to take the measure of a person, i think people understood -- obviously he loves his father ; he loves his brother ; he's loyal to them, but he's his own person and I think he did a good job showing that.

  4. Winston Lawson:

    My father felt very extremely guilty because he had planned the route of the Dallas trip.

  5. Jerry Lewis:

    When I was a kid, I said to my father one afternoon, 'Daddy, will you take me to the zoo' He answered, 'If the zoo wants you, let them come and get you.'

How to pronounce father?

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Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say father in sign language?

  1. father

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1417son
#1430mother
#1692father
#2832daughter

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