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Synonyms for paternal
pəˈtɜr nl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. paternal(adj)

    belonging to or inherited from one's father

    "spent his childhood on the paternal farm"; "paternal traits"

    Synonyms:
    agnatic, parental, maternal, agnate

    Antonyms:
    maternalistic, maternal, motherly, motherlike, unrelated

  2. paternal(adj)

    characteristic of a father

    Synonyms:
    agnatic, parental, maternal, agnate

    Antonyms:
    motherly, motherlike, maternalistic, unrelated, maternal

  3. parental, maternal, paternal(adj)

    relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent

    "parental guidance"

    Synonyms:
    enate, agnatic, parental, maternal(p), agnate, enatic, maternal

    Antonyms:
    motherlike, maternalistic, maternal, motherly, unrelated

  4. agnate, agnatic, paternal(adj)

    related on the father's side

    "a paternal aunt"

    Synonyms:
    agnatic, maternal, parental, agnate

    Antonyms:
    maternal, motherly, motherlike, unrelated, maternalistic

Wiktionary

  1. paternal(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    maternal

  2. paternal(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    maternal

  3. paternal(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    maternal

  4. paternal(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    maternal

  5. paternal(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    maternal

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. paternal

    Synonyms:
    fatherly, careful, tender, hereditary

    Antonyms:
    unfatherly, careless, rough, harsh

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. paternal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    fatherly

  2. paternal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    hereditary

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    fatherly, parental, paternity, patronymic, father, paternalistic, fatherhood

How to pronounce paternal?

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

How to say paternal in sign language?

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How to use paternal in a sentence?

  1. Shadiah Sigala:

    I wanted to offer a more competitive paternal policy so we could continue to attract the best talent, we want to be on the progressive end of the spectrum because we think it’s important to change the conversation within the industry and to treat our employee well.

  2. Thomas Babington Macaulay:

    Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from birth as a paternal, or, in other words, a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read, and say, and eat, and drink and wear.

  3. Leo Terrell:

    She has damaged her chances for future custodial rights, she disobeyed a court order to return the children. A writ of habeas corpus was filed by the ex-husband and granted by a New York Court ordering her to turn over the children to the paternal grandmother. Kelly received bad legal advice to defy the court order.

  4. Joanna Kitlinska:

    Up to 75 percent of children with FASD have biological fathers who are alcoholics, suggesting that preconceptual paternal alcohol consumption negatively impacts their offspring.

  5. France Hirokazu Kore-eda:

    He's a strong paternal figure, I am pleased to be competing here with him.


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