Synonyms of paternal


1. paternal

usage: belonging to or inherited from one's father; "spent his childhood on the paternal farm"; "paternal traits"

2. paternal (vs. maternal), fatherly, fatherlike, paternalistic, patriarchal

usage: characteristic of a father

3. parental (vs. filial), maternal, paternal

usage: relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent; "parental guidance"

4. agnate, agnatic, paternal, related (vs. unrelated)

usage: related on the father's side; "a paternal aunt"

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Definition and meaning of paternal (Dictionary)