filial

(redirected from filialness)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

filial

adjective devoted, familial, dutiful, respectful The son neglected his filial duties.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations
بَنَوي
dceřinýsynovský
datterligsønlig
filafilina
lapselik
sonar- eîa dótturlegur
dukteriškasdukterssūnaussūniškas
dēla-meitas-
dcérskysynovský
evlâda ait

filial

[ˈfɪlɪəl] ADJfilial
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

filial

[ˈfɪliəl] adj [duty, affection] → filial(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

filial

adj dutiesdes Kindes, als Kind; piety, affectionkindlich; with due filial respectmit dem Respekt, den eine Tochter/ein Sohn schuldig ist
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

filial

[ˈfɪljəl] adjfiliale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

filial

(ˈfiliəl) adjective
of or suitable to a son or daughter. filial piety.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in periodicals archive ?
Essentially, Filial Guo acts out his given title, since he seeks his fame by going to the extreme in filialness, searching for a lost father who rejects him, tending to this father from a distance until he died, and carrying his bones back home for burial.