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Definitions of filial

  1. FILIALLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. relating to or characteristic of or befitting an offspring; "filial respect" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. designating the generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. Bearing the relation of a child. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter; due to a father; as, filial obedience. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Pertaining to or becoming a son or daughter; bearing the relation of a child. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Pertaining to, or becoming, the relation of a child to a parent. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Pertaining to or becoming a child in relation to his parents; bearing the relation of a child. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Pert. to a son or daughter. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for filial

  1. Oh, I love this filial attachment above everything. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  2. Mrs. Parkes, overcome at this unusual display of filial affection, put her handkerchief to her eyes. – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow