Definitions for akinəˈkɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. akin(p), kindred(adj)

    similar in quality or character

    "a feeling akin to terror"; "kindred souls"; "the amateur is closely related to the collector"

  2. akin(p), blood-related, cognate, consanguine, consanguineous, consanguineal, kin(p)(adj)

    related by blood


  1. akin(Adjective)

    Of the same kin; related by blood.

  2. akin(Adjective)

    Allied by nature; similar; partaking of the same properties; of the same kind.

  3. Origin: Prefix a- + kin

Webster Dictionary

  1. Akin(adj)

    of the same kin; related by blood; -- used of persons; as, the two families are near akin

  2. Akin(adj)

    allied by nature; partaking of the same properties; of the same kind

  3. Origin: [Pref. a- (for of) + kin.]

Anagrams for akin »

  1. kina

  2. Kian

  3. naik

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. David Frost:

    What we are seeing here is akin to taking a sledgehammer to kill a mosquito.

  2. Ramezan Sharif:

    The publication of such false news under the present circumstances is akin to psychological warfare.

  3. Yann Martel, Life of Pi:

    To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.

  4. Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello:

    How can they sit back when they contribute largely to this problem? it's akin to treason to the country.

  5. Barbara Barrigan-Parilla:

    The potential takeover of land and water rights ... is akin to what happened to landowners in the Owens Valley.

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