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fil·i·al

 (fĭl′ē-əl, fē′lē-)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or befitting a son or daughter: filial respect.
2. Having or assuming the relationship of child or offspring to parent.
3. Genetics Of or relating to a generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin fīliālis, from Latin fīlius, son; see dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots.]

fil′i·al·ly adv.

filial

(ˈfɪljəl)
adj
1. of, resembling, or suitable to a son or daughter: filial affection.
2. (Genetics) genetics designating any of the generations following the parental generation; F1 indicates the first filial generation, F2 the second, etc. Abbreviation: F
[C15: from Late Latin fīliālis, from Latin fīlius son]
ˈfilially adv
ˈfilialness n

fil•i•al

(ˈfɪl i əl)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or befitting a son or daughter.
2. having the relation of a child to a parent.
3. Genetics. pertaining to the sequence of generations following the parental generation, each generation being designated by an F followed by a subscript number indicating its place in the sequence.
[1350–1400; Middle English « Latin fīli(us) son]
fil′i•al•ly, adv.
fil′i•al•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.filial - designating the generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
parental - designating the generation of organisms from which hybrid offspring are produced
2.filial - relating to or characteristic of or befitting an offspring; "filial respect"
parental, paternal, maternal - relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent; "parental guidance"

filial

adjective devoted, familial, dutiful, respectful The son neglected his filial duties.
Translations
بَنَوي
dceřinýsynovský
datterligsønlig
filafilina
lapselik
sonar- eîa dótturlegur
dukteriškasdukterssūnaussūniškas
dēla-meitas-
dcérskysynovský
evlâda ait

filial

[ˈfɪlɪəl] ADJfilial

filial

[ˈfɪliəl] adj [duty, affection] → filial(e)

filial

adj dutiesdes Kindes, als Kind; piety, affectionkindlich; with due filial respectmit dem Respekt, den eine Tochter/ein Sohn schuldig ist

filial

[ˈfɪljəl] adjfiliale

filial

(ˈfiliəl) adjective
of or suitable to a son or daughter. filial piety.
References in classic literature ?
If he saw such a consequence with horror and disdain, how much more was he shocked with what regarded Mr Allworthy; to whom, as he had more than filial obligations, so had he for him more than filial piety
Your restoration to peace will, I doubt not, speedily follow this act of filial obedience, and I flatter myself with the hope of surviving my share in this disappointment.
There was in it, no doubt, filial devotion, domestic attachment; there was also the fascination of one spirit by another spirit.
These are the times, when in his whale-boat the rover softly feels a certain filial, confident, land-like feeling towards the sea; that he regards it as so much flowery earth; and the distant ship revealing only the tops of her masts, seems struggling forward, not though high rolling waves, but through the tall grass of a rolling prairie: as when the western emigrants' horses only show their erected ears, while their hidden bodies widely wade through the amazing verdure.
To begin perfect happiness at the respective ages of twenty-six and eighteen is to do pretty well; and professing myself moreover convinced that the general's unjust interference, so far from being really injurious to their felicity, was perhaps rather conducive to it, by improving their knowledge of each other, and adding strength to their attachment, I leave it to be settled, by whomsoever it may concern, whether the tendency of this work be altogether to recommend parental tyranny, or reward filial disobedience.
He caused the words Maison de ma Mere to be inscribed on the charitable institutions, thereby combining tender filial affection with the majestic benevolence of a monarch.
All other signs of sporting and outdoor occupation Nancy has removed to another room; but she has brought into the Red House the habit of filial reverence, and preserves sacredly in a place of honour these relics of her husband's departed father.
It was a remarkably fine day; and he had not turned the matter over in his mind ten minutes, when he was suddenly stricken filial and affectionate; and it occurred to him so strongly that he ought to go down and see his father, and pay his duty to his mother-in-law, that he was lost in astonishment at his own remissness in never thinking of this moral obligation before.
Her husband noticed, and thought it was the expression of a deep filial attachment which he had never suspected.
But this counts for little among the green Martians, as parental and filial love is as unknown to them as it is common among us.
Why, indeed; he does seem to have had some filial scruples on that head, as you will hear.
We have seen that Raoul had left at Blois another love in addition to filial love.