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Synonyms for family
ˈfæm ə li, ˈfæm lifam·i·ly

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. family

    Kind is broader than kin, denoting the most general relationship, as of the whole human species in mankind, humankind, etc.; kin and kindred denote direct relationship that can be traced through either blood or marriage, preferably the former; either of these words may signify collectively all persons of the same blood or members of the same family, relatives or relations. Affinity is relationship by marriage, consanguinity is relationship by blood. There are no true antonyms of kin or kindred, except those made by negatives, since strangers, aliens, foreigners, and foes may still be kin or kindred.

    Synonyms:
    affinity, alliance, birth, blood, consanguinity, descent, kin, kind, kindred, race, relationship

Princeton's WordNet

  1. family, household, house, home, menagenoun

    a social unit living together

    "he moved his family to Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how many people made up his home"

    Synonyms:
    category, domicile, crime syndicate, place, kinfolk, base, house, family line, business firm, fellowship, kin, kinsperson, theater, star sign, syndicate, family unit, sign, mansion, nursing home, home base, home plate, planetary house, household, habitation, sign of the zodiac, firm, theatre, abode, class, sept, home, phratry, menage, rest home, mob, plate, folk, kinsfolk, dwelling house, dwelling

  2. family, family unitnoun

    primary social group; parents and children

    "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"

    Synonyms:
    kinsperson, mob, crime syndicate, kinfolk, menage, family line, family unit, class, home, category, kinsfolk, folk, household, fellowship, sept, kin, phratry, house, syndicate

  3. class, category, familynoun

    a collection of things sharing a common attribute

    "there are two classes of detergents"

    Synonyms:
    kinsperson, mob, form, family unit, kinfolk, grade, division, family line, year, class, home, course of instruction, kinsfolk, course of study, social class, house, syndicate, crime syndicate, folk, socio-economic class, menage, household, fellowship, sept, kin, phratry, stratum, course, category

  4. family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratrynoun

    people descended from a common ancestor

    "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"

    Synonyms:
    kinsperson, mob, crime syndicate, kinfolk, menage, family line, family unit, ethnic music, class, home, category, kinsfolk, folks, tribe, common people, folk, household, fellowship, sept, folk music, kin, phratry, house, syndicate

  5. kin, kinsperson, familynoun

    a person having kinship with another or others

    "he's kin"; "he's family"

    Synonyms:
    kinsperson, mob, crime syndicate, phratry, kinfolk, kindred, family line, family unit, class, home, category, kinsfolk, kin group, syndicate, tribe, menage, kinship group, fellowship, sept, kin, clan, house, household, folk

  6. familynoun

    (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera

    "sharks belong to the fish family"

    Synonyms:
    kinsperson, mob, crime syndicate, kinfolk, menage, family line, family unit, class, home, category, kinsfolk, folk, household, fellowship, sept, kin, phratry, house, syndicate

  7. syndicate, crime syndicate, mob, familynoun

    a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities

    Synonyms:
    kinsfolk, mob, crime syndicate, kinfolk, folk, family line, pack, gang, pool, family unit, kinsperson, class, home, category, rabble, rout, house, consortium, ring, household, fellowship, sept, kin, phratry, menage, syndicate

  8. family, fellowshipnoun

    an association of people who share common beliefs or activities

    "the message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family"; "the church welcomed new members into its fellowship"

    Synonyms:
    kinsperson, mob, crime syndicate, kinfolk, menage, family line, family unit, class, home, category, kinsfolk, companionship, company, society, folk, household, fellowship, sept, kin, phratry, house, syndicate

Editors Contribution

  1. parivaar

    family in gujarati

    family

    Submitted by anonymous on October 18, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. familynoun

    Synonyms:
    household

  2. familynoun

    Synonyms:
    lineage, race, tribe, clan, kindred, house, line of ancestors

  3. familynoun

    Synonyms:
    order, group of genera

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. familynoun

    Synonyms:
    household, genealogy, lineage, ancestry

    Associated words:
    genealogist, foris-familiate, pedigree, nepotism, nepotic, cadency, gens

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How to use family in a sentence?

  1. Harley Pole:

    The family of Curtis Watson wouldlike to extend their deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to the family of Ms Debra Johnson.

  2. Christine Pride:

    Black people, in general, are very wary of having this conversation because we talk about race amongst each other a lot because it's a central component of life, but when you meet a new White person, as I met Jo as a new friend, there is, I think, a built-in level of apprehension there about what is this person's background ? What is their family like ? You know, what, what are they hearing at the dinner table ? What did they hear about Black people growing up ? Who are their other friends ? What is their social circle ?

  3. Letitia James:

    The opioid epidemic has ravaged families and communities across New York, we found that pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors engaged in years of deceptive marketing about the risks of opioids and failed to exercise their basic duty to report suspicious behavior, leading to the crisis we are living with today. As the Sackler Family and the other defendants grew richer, New Yorkers' health grew poorer and our state was left to foot the bill.

  4. Refugee Resettlement:

    By going to the border, ORR can begin the unification process even before a child is referred to ORR's care, thereby reducing hours, if not days, off of the time it takes to find and unify a child with their family member or suitable sponsor.

  5. Mordechai Zaken:

    There were several dozen families that had some distant family connection to Judaism, most of these people are Muslim Kurds who perhaps have a grandmother or great-grandmother of Jewish origin who converted to Islam two or three generations ago.


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