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Synonyms for affinity
əˈfɪn ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. affinity(noun)

    (immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody

    chemical attraction, phylogenetic relation, kinship

    consanguinity, blood kinship, cognation

  2. affinity(noun)

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

    chemical attraction, phylogenetic relation, kinship

    cognation, consanguinity, blood kinship

  3. affinity, phylogenetic relation(noun)

    (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"

    chemical attraction, phylogenetic relation, kinship

    consanguinity, cognation, blood kinship

  4. affinity, kinship(noun)

    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"

    family relationship, chemical attraction, phylogenetic relation, relationship, kinship

    consanguinity, cognation, blood kinship

  5. affinity, chemical attraction(noun)

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

    "basic dyes have an affinity for wool and silk"

    chemical attraction, phylogenetic relation, kinship

    cognation, blood kinship, consanguinity

  6. affinity(noun)

    inherent resemblance between persons or things

    chemical attraction, phylogenetic relation, kinship

    blood kinship, cognation, consanguinity

  7. affinity(noun)

    a natural attraction or feeling of kinship

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

    chemical attraction, phylogenetic relation, kinship

    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.

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

    disagreement, disproportion, dissimilarity, incongruity, unlikeness

    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. affinity(n.)

    relationship (by marriage), KIN, CONSANGUINITY, propinquity

  2. affinity(n.)

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

  3. affinity(n.)

    (Chem.) attraction

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  1. Steve Daniels:

    The viewers had an affinity for him, and he was a very trustworthy journalist— he covered politics and covered the world, and brought those stories home to North Carolina in a meaningful way that made the stories make sense, and put it in context for the viewers at home.

  2. Eusebius McKaiser:

    The old South African flag symbolizes brute anti-black racism, and its longer colonial history from which it flows, to that extent, the antiquated and divisive symbolism of the Confederate flag in the U.S. finds ideological affinity with the old South African flag. Both flags show off past injustice and neither flag represents the idealism of breaking from divisive pasts in search of new, inclusive realities.

  3. Ned Price:

    Among those taking part will be representatives of the Department's employee affinity groups as well as members of the workforce from different bureaus and career tracks. Participants will also be in different stages of their careers -- some very senior and some relatively junior -- and will represent many of the functions that are so critical to our operations, whether that's custodial support or policymaking.

  4. Michael Bachner:

    It looks like their thought process is that a white woman would have more of an affinity to the victims.

  5. Nile Gardiner:

    The reality remains that while Trump does have a personal affinity for Macron, Trump is pro-Brexit, anti-E.U. and a eurosceptic politician and he’s a big believer in national sovereignty so the ideological differences between Trump and Macron are deep seated.

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