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See definition of totemic on Dictionary.com
  • as inancestral
  • as inpatrimonial

synonyms for totemic

  • familial
  • tribal
  • affiliated
  • born with
  • congenital
  • consanguine
  • consanguineous
  • genealogical
  • in the family
  • inborn
  • inbred
  • inherited
  • innate
  • lineal
  • maternal
  • old
  • past
  • paternal
  • running in the family
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How to use totemic in a sentence

The pair was tasked by COP26 president designate Alok Sharma with coming up with a plan to deliver the funds — an issue he has cast as “totemic.”
AHEAD OF COP26 CLIMATE SUMMIT, WORLD REMAINS ON A DANGEROUS TRAJECTORY AND FINANCIAL PLEDGES ARE FALLING SHORTWILLIAM BOOTH, AMANDA COLETTAOCTOBER 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It’s a great album, charming and assured, and a near-totemic achievement for the 18-year-old woman who co-produced it and at least co-wrote all of its tracks.
TAYLOR SWIFT’S NEW TAKE ON ‘FEARLESS’ PILES ON THE NOSTALGIA, ALONG WITH SOME REVENGEALLISON STEWARTAPRIL 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Trebek’s performance hasn’t changed to combat the untruths of the last few years, in part because it already was a kind of totem to the value of fact.
REMEMBERING ALEX TREBEK, THE MAN WITH ALL THE ANSWERSOLIVER ROEDERNOVEMBER 9, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The utmost severity attached to the observation of totemic law and custom, to break which was regarded as a serious crime.
THE MYTHS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANSLEWIS SPENCE
Fetishism of the Zui description is, indeed, the natural concomitant of a totemic system.
THE MYTHS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANSLEWIS SPENCE
Some, covered with obscene totemic figures and designs, were carved from solid tree trunks forty or fifty feet in length.
THE RED ONEJACK LONDON
As will appear later, this is a characteristic feature of the transition from primitive to totemic culture.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
Nevertheless, the imitation of animals in the dance already foreshadows the totemic period.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
These irradiations of the totemic conception serve partly to extend it and partly to give it an irregular development.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
The tribal organization of this period was bound up with an important institution, exogamy, which originated in the totemic age.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
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WORDS RELATED TO TOTEMIC

  • affiliated
  • born with
  • congenital
  • consanguine
  • consanguineous
  • familial
  • genealogical
  • in the family
  • inborn
  • inbred
  • inherited
  • innate
  • lineal
  • maternal
  • old
  • past
  • paternal
  • running in the family
  • totemic
  • tribal
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.