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1. affinity

noun. ['əˈfɪnɪti'] (immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody.

Synonyms

  • attraction

Antonyms

  • ugliness
  • civilian

Etymology

  • affinité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Affinity

  • virginity
  • vicinity
  • infinity
  • infiniti
  • trinity

Example sentences of the word affinity


1. Noun, singular or mass
In fact, this affinity for sandy soil is how the plant earned its common name.

Quotes containing the word affinity


1. It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.
- Kahlil Gibran

2. Why do we think love is a magician? Because the whole power of magic consists in love. The work of magic is the attraction of one thing by another because of a certain affinity of nature.
- Marsilio Ficino

3. People die from lack of shared empathy and affinity. By establishing social connectedness, we give hope a chance and the other can become heaven. ( "Le ciel c'est l'autre")
- Erik Pevernagie

2. affinity

noun. ['əˈfɪnɪti'] a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character.

Synonyms

  • resonance
  • kinship
  • rapport
  • sympathy

Antonyms

  • attract
  • centripetal force
  • attraction
  • centrifugal force

Etymology

  • affinité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. affinity

noun. ['əˈfɪnɪti'] the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule.

Synonyms

  • chemical attraction

Antonyms

  • unattractive
  • attractive

Etymology

  • affinité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. affinity

noun. ['əˈfɪnɪti'] (biology) state of relationship between organisms or groups of organisms resulting in resemblance in structure or structural parts.

Synonyms

  • family relationship
  • phylogenetic relation
  • kinship

Antonyms

  • push
  • repel
  • abduct
  • refrain

Etymology

  • affinité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. affinity

noun. ['əˈfɪnɪti'] (anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship.

Synonyms

  • family relationship
  • steprelationship
  • kinship

Antonyms

  • decompress
  • dissimilitude
  • unlikeness
  • relationship

Etymology

  • affinité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. affinity

noun. ['əˈfɪnɪti'] a natural attraction or feeling of kinship.

Synonyms

  • attraction

Antonyms

  • descendant
  • unconnectedness

Etymology

  • affinité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. affinity

noun. ['əˈfɪnɪti'] inherent resemblance between persons or things.

Antonyms

  • unconcern

Etymology

  • affinité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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