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Synonyms for paternal
pəˈtɜr nl

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  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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. paternal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    fatherly

  2. paternal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    hereditary

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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. 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.

  3. Joanna Kitlinska:

    This new field of inherited paternal epigenetics needs to be organized into clinically applicable recommendations and lifestyle alternations, and to really understand the epigenetic influences of a child, we need to study the interplay between maternal and paternal effects, as opposed to considering each in isolation.

  4. Kimberly Guilfoyle:

    When there aren’t any paternal or father figures in homes, the gangs move into that void, it’s a very complicated and prevalent problem.

  5. Amora Vidal:

    The baby's paternal grandmother, Amora Vidal, told the Daily News Amora was just learning to crawl. She was my love, she was my first grandbaby. It just hurts so much. I still ca n’t believe it.

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