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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 ?
She listened to college stories with deep interest, caressed pointers and poodles without a murmur, agreed heartily that "Tom Brown was a brick," regardless of the improper form of praise, and when one lad proposed a visit to his turtle tank, she went with an alacrity which caused Mamma to smile upon her, as that motherly lady settled the cap which was left in a ruinous condition by filial hugs, bearlike but affectionate, and dearer to her than the most faultless coiffure from the hands of an inspired Frenchwoman.
Her husband noticed, and thought it was the expression of a deep filial attachment which he had never suspected.
Duncan ceased speaking; for while his eyes were riveted on those of Alice, who had turned toward him with the eagerness of filial affection, to catch his words, the same strong, horrid cry, as before, filled the air, and rendered him mute.
With his own ghostly voice he had exhorted me, on the sacred consideration of my filial duty and reverence towards him -- who might reasonably regard himself as my official ancestor -- to bring his mouldy and moth-eaten lucubrations before the public.
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.
No consciousness of self interposed between her and her filial service; then, as the weeks passed, little blighted hopes began to stir and ache in her breast; defeated ambitions raised their heads as if to sting her; unattainable delights teased her by their very nearness; by the narrow line of separation that lay between her and their realization.
Nature seemed to me benign and good; I thought she loved me, outcast as I was; and I, who from man could anticipate only mistrust, rejection, insult, clung to her with filial fondness.
What a shame of your mother, never to waken your filial regard for me
He told me to put my hat on," she said to herself, with a meek filial docility which was totally out of her character.
family, - as I, Wilkins Micawber, the undersigned, assume - unless the filial affection of his daughter could be secretly influenced from allowing any investigation of the partnership affairs to be ever made, the said - HEEP - deemed it expedient to have a bond ready by him, as from Mr.
The Squire had laid down his knife and fork, and was staring at his son in amazement, not being sufficiently quick of brain to form a probable guess as to what could have caused so strange an inversion of the paternal and filial relations as this proposition of his son to pay him a hundred pounds.
His words here ended, but his meek aspect Silent yet spake, and breath'd immortal love To mortal men, above which only shon Filial obedience: as a sacrifice Glad to be offer'd, he attends the will Of his great Father.