similar in quality or character
"a feeling akin to terror"; "kindred souls"; "the amateur is closely related to the collector"
akin(p), blood-related, cognate, consanguine, consanguineous, consanguineal, kin(p)(adj)
related by blood
Of the same kin; related by blood.
Allied by nature; similar; partaking of the same properties; of the same kind.
Origin: Prefix a- + kin
of the same kin; related by blood; -- used of persons; as, the two families are near akin
allied by nature; partaking of the same properties; of the same kind
Origin: [Pref. a- (for of) + kin.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-kin′, adj. of kin: related by blood: having the same properties. [Of and Kin.]
The numerical value of akin in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of akin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's a dumb short. It's more akin to a value stock.
What we are seeing here is akin to taking a sledgehammer to kill a mosquito.
The publication of such false news under the present circumstances is akin to psychological warfare.
To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.
How can they sit back when they contribute largely to this problem? it's akin to treason to the country.
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Translations for akin
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- близък, сроденBulgarian
- semblantCatalan, Valencian
- semejante, emparentadoSpanish
- analogue, apparentéFrench
- подобный, родственный, сродниRussian
- споріднений, подібнийUkrainian
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