1. kinship

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


  • relation
  • resonance
  • rapport
  • sympathy


  • ascent
  • paternal
  • crossbred
  • purebred


  • -ship (English)
  • -sciepe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • kin (English)
  • kin (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Kinship

  • winship

How do you pronounce kinship?

Pronounce kinship as ˈkɪnˌʃɪp.

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Sentences with kinship

1. Noun, singular or mass
The father has to submit documentation of his kinship with the child along with the form.

2. Adjective
These statutes determine who receives estate property based on marital and kinship ties.

Quotes about kinship

1. You stand with the least likely to succeed until success is succeeded by something more valuable: kinship. You stand with the belligerent, the surly and the badly behaved until bad behavior is recognized for the language it is: the vocabulary of the deeply wounded and of those whose burdens are more than they can bear.
- Greg Boyle

2. It is worse to stay where one does not belong at all than to wander about lost for a while and looking for the psychic and soulful kinship one requires
- Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

2. kinship

noun. ['ˈkɪnˌʃɪp'] (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption.


  • relationship
  • affinity
  • descent
  • consanguinity
  • fatherhood
  • maternity
  • lineage
  • filiation
  • sistership
  • family relationship
  • relation
  • cognation
  • phylogenetic relation
  • blood kinship
  • marital bed
  • line of descent
  • marital relationship
  • parentage
  • birth
  • brotherhood
  • motherhood
  • paternity


  • consanguinity
  • ancestor
  • descendant
  • unconnectedness


  • -ship (English)
  • -sciepe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • kin (English)
  • kin (Middle English (1100-1500))