V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. relationship among people through blood, adoption, or marriage; 2. relationship through similarity

Synonyms: relationship, affiliation, connection, bond, ancestry, fellowship

Antonyms: distance (relational)

Tips: Think of the related noun kin, which means "family." Kinship is generally used to show a relationship or connection, as with family.

Usage Examples:

The men's kinship in their business has caused them to become friends outside of work. (relationship, affiliation)

Children seem to have a natural kinship with animals. (connection)

After the accident, authorities needed to notify the man's next of kin. (relative, relation) noun

Taking all of the same courses increased my kinship with the students in my major. (bond, connection)

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