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1. ancestry

noun. ['ˈænsɛstri'] the descendants of one individual.

Synonyms

  • descent
  • side
  • lineage
  • blood line
  • blood
  • bloodline
  • kinfolk
  • stemma
  • origin
  • pedigree
  • family
  • family tree
  • line of descent
  • family line
  • kinsfolk
  • genealogy
  • parentage
  • folk
  • sept
  • line
  • phratry

Antonyms

  • disrepute
  • nonstandard
  • ascent
  • descent

Etymology

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

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Example sentences of the word ancestry


1. Noun, singular or mass
Human skulls have different shapes and characteristics that can help scientists determine race and ancestry.

2. ancestry

noun. ['ˈænsɛstri'] inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline.

Synonyms

  • crossbred
  • origin
  • pedigree
  • descent
  • bloodline
  • extraction
  • purebred
  • derivation
  • hereditary pattern
  • lineage
  • filiation

Antonyms

  • purebred
  • original
  • overstock
  • understock

Etymology

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