Synonyms for familyˈfæm ə li, ˈfæm li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. family, household, house, home, menage(noun)

    a social unit living together

    Synonyms:
    category, domicile, crime syndicate, place, kinfolk, base, house, family line, business firm, fellowship, kin, kinsperson, theater, star sign, syndicate, family unit, sign, mansion, nursing home, home base, home plate, planetary house, household, habitation, family, sign of the zodiac, firm, theatre, abode, class, sept, home, phratry, menage, rest home, mob, plate, folk, kinsfolk, dwelling house, dwelling

  2. family, family unit(noun)

    primary social group; parents and children

    Synonyms:
    kinsperson, mob, crime syndicate, kinfolk, menage, family line, family unit, class, home, category, kinsfolk, family, folk, household, fellowship, sept, kin, phratry, house, syndicate

  3. class, category, family(noun)

    a collection of things sharing a common attribute

    Synonyms:
    kinsperson, mob, form, family unit, kinfolk, grade, division, family line, year, class, home, course of instruction, kinsfolk, course of study, family, social class, house, syndicate, crime syndicate, folk, socio-economic class, menage, household, fellowship, sept, kin, phratry, stratum, course, category

  4. family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry(noun)

    people descended from a common ancestor

    Synonyms:
    kinsperson, mob, crime syndicate, kinfolk, menage, family line, family unit, ethnic music, class, home, category, kinsfolk, family, folks, tribe, common people, folk, household, fellowship, sept, folk music, kin, phratry, house, syndicate

  5. kin, kinsperson, family(noun)

    a person having kinship with another or others

    Synonyms:
    kinsperson, mob, crime syndicate, phratry, kinfolk, kindred, family line, family unit, class, home, category, kinsfolk, kin group, family, syndicate, tribe, menage, kinship group, fellowship, sept, kin, clan, house, household, folk

  6. family(noun)

    (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera

    Synonyms:
    kinsperson, mob, crime syndicate, kinfolk, menage, family line, family unit, class, home, category, kinsfolk, folk, household, fellowship, sept, kin, phratry, house, syndicate

  7. syndicate, crime syndicate, mob, family(noun)

    a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities

    Synonyms:
    kinsfolk, mob, crime syndicate, kinfolk, folk, family line, pack, gang, pool, family unit, kinsperson, class, home, category, rabble, family, rout, house, consortium, ring, household, fellowship, sept, kin, phratry, menage, syndicate

  8. family, fellowship(noun)

    an association of people who share common beliefs or activities

    Synonyms:
    kinsperson, mob, crime syndicate, kinfolk, menage, family line, family unit, class, home, category, kinsfolk, family, companionship, company, society, folk, household, fellowship, sept, kin, phratry, house, syndicate

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. family

    Kind is broader than kin, denoting the most general relationship, as of the whole human species in mankind, humankind, etc.; kin and kindred denote direct relationship that can be traced through either blood or marriage, preferably the former; either of these words may signify collectively all persons of the same blood or members of the same family, relatives or relations. Affinity is relationship by marriage, consanguinity is relationship by blood. There are no true antonyms of kin or kindred, except those made by negatives, since strangers, aliens, foreigners, and foes may still be kin or kindred.

    Synonyms:
    affinity, alliance, birth, blood, consanguinity, descent, kin, kind, kindred, race, relationship

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