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paternal

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  • adjfatherly
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Synonyms for paternal

adj fatherly
  • benevolent
  • concerned
  • fatherlike
  • patrilineal
  • patrimonial
  • protective
  • solicitous
  • vigilant

Antonyms for paternal

  • maternal
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More words related to paternal

ancestral

adjective. related to previous family or family trait

hereditary

adjective. inherited; transmitted at birth
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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