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Synonyms for affinity
əˈfɪn ɪ tiaffin·i·ty

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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.

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

    "in anatomical structure prehistoric man shows close affinity with modern humans"

    Synonyms:
    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

    "found a natural affinity with the immigrants"; "felt a deep kinship with the other students"; "anthropology's kinship with the humanities"

    Synonyms:
    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

    "basic dyes have an affinity for wool and silk"

    Synonyms:
    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

    "an affinity for politics"; "the mysterious affinity between them"; "James's affinity with Sam"

    Synonyms:
    chemical attraction, phylogenetic relation, kinship

    Antonyms:
    blood kinship, cognation, consanguinity

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "affinity":

    kinship

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How to use affinity in a sentence?

  1. Bob Chapek:

    Disney has repeatedly shown that it is exceptionally resilient, bolstered by the quality of our storytelling and the strong affinity consumers have for our brands.

  2. Soner Cagaptay:

    The two leaders have an affinity for each other as strongman presidents, the Erdogan-Trump part of the U.S.-Turkey relationship is really the only component of it that is currently working right now.

  3. Mo Rakib:

    I'm very perplexed as to why the People's Republic of China would want to be on the edges of a neighborhood that is so multi-ethnic, multi-religious. The Muslim community has a large base here, the Muslim community is very linked with each other, regardless of what part of the world we're from. There's always a feeling of affinity from one community to the other based on shared values and shared faith. And that's no different for the Uyghur community.

  4. Latricia Dickman:

    I just feel strongly that God blessed him with this affinity to learn languages and that he's meant to do something other than be here living in Charlottesville, Virginia, …there are big plans out there, big things for him to do in the world.

  5. Evan Nierman:

    Actors and other celebrities are often able to overcome damage to their reputation better than everyday folks because people feel an affinity toward them and the characters they play.


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