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ˈfɪl i əlfil·ial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. filial(adj)

    designating the generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation

  2. filial(adj)

    relating to or characteristic of or befitting an offspring

    "filial respect"


  1. filial(Adjective)

    Pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter.

  2. filial(Adjective)

    Respectful of the duties and attitudes of a son or daughter toward their parents.

  3. filial(Adjective)

    Of a generation or generations descending from a specific previous one.

  4. Origin: From filial, from filialis, from filius / filia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Filial(adj)

    of or pertaining to a son or daughter; becoming to a child in relation to his parents; as, filial obedience

  2. Filial(adj)

    bearing the relation of a child

  3. Origin: [L. filialis, fr. filius son, filia daughter; akin to e. female, feminine. Cf. Fitz.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Filial

    fil′yal, adj. pertaining to or becoming a son or daughter: bearing the relation of a child.—adv. Fil′ially. [Fr.,—Low L. filialis—L. filius, a son.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of filial in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of filial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of filial in a Sentence

  1. Khairunnisa Haidar:

    She is a filial, beautiful and smart daughter. It is a painful loss. it is a natural disaster. Nobody is to be blamed.

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