Paternal synonyms and antonyms

pə-tûr'nəl

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Showing the affection of a father.
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Pertaining to descent through male lines.
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(Econ.) Serving or intended to protect domestic products, industries, etc. against foreign competition
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Having the qualities of a father
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Related, as by blood
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Having a disposition to do good.
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Painful; sore:
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Related through the mother, or her side of the family.
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(Linguistics) Having a similar semantic meaning.
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Of the male line; patrilineal
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(Genetics) Of or relating to a generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation.
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Legally inherited from one or more ancestors
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(Genetics) Relating to or designating the generation of organisms from which hybrid offspring are produced.
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Find another word for paternal. In this page you can discover 15 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for paternal, like: fatherly, patrilineal, protective, fatherlike, kin, benevolent, tender, maternal, agnate, agnatic and filial.