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English noun: kinship

1. kinship a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character


SamplesFound a natural affinity with the immigrants.
Felt a deep kinship with the other students.
Anthropology's kinship with the humanities.


Synonymsaffinity


Broader (hypernym)relation


Narrower (hyponym)rapport, resonance, sympathy

2. kinship (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption


Synonymsfamily relationship, relationship


Broader (hypernym)relation


Narrower (hyponym)affinity, affinity, birth, blood kinship, brotherhood, cognation, consanguinity, descent, fatherhood, filiation, line of descent, lineage, marital bed, marital relationship, maternity, motherhood, parentage, paternity, phylogenetic relation, sisterhood, sistership


Domain categoryanthropology









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