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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.


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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