1. filial

adjective. ['ˈfɪliːəl'] relating to or characteristic of or befitting an offspring.


  • maternal


  • filial (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • filialis (Latin)

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Rhymes with Filial

  • actuarial
  • adverbial
  • adversarial
  • advertorial
  • aerial
  • agroindustrial
  • alluvial
  • ambassadorial
  • antibacterial
  • arterial
  • axial
  • directorial
  • directorial
  • directorial
  • directorial
  • endometrial
  • entrepreneurial
  • equatorial
  • extraterrestrial
  • extraterritorial

How do you pronounce filial?

Pronounce filial as ˈfɪliəl.

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Sentences with filial

1. Adjective
In Buddhism, one of the main reasons for respecting the elderly is the idea of filial piety.

Quotes about filial

1. A youth, when at home, should be filial and, abroad, respectful to his elders. He should be earnest and truthful. He should overflow in love to all and cultivate the friendship of the good. When he has time and opportunity, after the performance of these things, he should employ them in polite studies.
- Confucius