affinity synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term affinity:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. affinitynoun

    (immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody

    Synonyms:
    chemical attraction, phylogenetic relation, kinship

    Antonyms:
    consanguinity, blood kinship, cognation

  2. affinitynoun

    (anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship

    Synonyms:
    chemical attraction, phylogenetic relation, kinship

    Antonyms:
    cognation, consanguinity, blood kinship

  3. affinity, phylogenetic relationnoun

    (biology) state of relationship between organisms or groups of organisms resulting in resemblance in structure or structural parts

    Synonyms:
    affinity, chemical attraction, phylogenetic relation, kinship

    Antonyms:
    consanguinity, cognation, blood kinship

  4. affinity, kinshipnoun

    a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character

    Synonyms:
    affinity, family relationship, chemical attraction, phylogenetic relation, relationship, kinship

    Antonyms:
    consanguinity, cognation, blood kinship

  5. affinity, chemical attractionnoun

    the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule

    Synonyms:
    affinity, chemical attraction, phylogenetic relation, kinship

    Antonyms:
    cognation, blood kinship, consanguinity

  6. affinitynoun

    inherent resemblance between persons or things

    Synonyms:
    chemical attraction, phylogenetic relation, kinship

    Antonyms:
    blood kinship, cognation, consanguinity

  7. affinitynoun

    a natural attraction or feeling of kinship

    Synonyms:
    chemical attraction, phylogenetic relation, kinship

    Antonyms:
    blood kinship, cognation, consanguinity

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. affinity

    Analogy is specifically a resemblance of relations; a resemblance that may be reasoned from, so that from the likeness in certain respects we may infer that other and perhaps deeper relations exist. Affinity is a mutual attraction with or without seeming likeness; as, the affinity of iron for oxygen. Coincidence is complete agreement in some one or more respects; there may be a coincidence in time of most dissimilar events. Parity of reasoning is said of an argument equally conclusive on subjects not strictly analogous. Similitude is a rhetorical comparison of one thing to another with which it has some points in common. Resemblance and similarity are external or superficial, and may involve no deeper relation; as, the resemblance of a cloud to a distant mountain. Compare ALLEGORY.

    Synonyms:
    analogy, coincidence, comparison, likeness, parity, proportion, relation, resemblance, semblance, similarity, simile, similitude

    Antonyms:
    disagreement, disproportion, dissimilarity, incongruity, unlikeness

    Preposition:
    The analogy between (or of) nature and revelation; the analogy of sound to light; a family has some analogy with (or to) a state.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. affinitynoun

    Synonyms:
    relationship (by marriage), KIN, CONSANGUINITY, propinquity

  2. affinitynoun

    Synonyms:
    resemblance, likeness, relation, correlation, analogy, connection, similarity, similitude, parallelism, correspondence, parity, sympathy

  3. affinitynoun

    Synonyms:
    (Chem.) attraction

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List of paraphrases:

kinship



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