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1. offspring

noun. ['ˈɔfˌsprɪŋ'] the immediate descendants of a person.

Synonyms

  • firstborn
  • whoreson
  • eldest
  • grandchild
  • kid
  • successor
  • relation
  • love child
  • relative
  • issue
  • heir
  • progeny
  • child
  • illegitimate child
  • by-blow
  • bastard
  • baby

Antonyms

  • unconnectedness
  • connectedness
  • absolute
  • disproportionate

Etymology

  • ofspring (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ofspring (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Offspring

  • goldring
  • hamstring
  • manring
  • shoestring
  • speedring
  • wellspring
  • willenbring
  • woodring

How do you pronounce offspring?

Pronounce offspring as ˈɔfˌsprɪŋ.

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Example sentences of the word offspring


1. Noun, singular or mass
A wolf pack is usually a male and female wolf with their offspring.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Look at all four of the boxes to determine the probability that offspring will have a certain trait.

Quotes containing the word offspring


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. Escalators are the offspring of elevators and stairs. Love is the progeny of passion and admiration.
- Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. Specifically ages 18-81.

3. Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
- Benjamin Disraeli

2. offspring

noun. ['ˈɔfˌsprɪŋ'] something that comes into existence as a result.

Synonyms

  • event
  • consequence
  • result
  • outcome
  • issue
  • materialisation
  • effect
  • upshot

Antonyms

  • male offspring
  • female offspring
  • ancestor
  • descendant

Etymology

  • ofspring (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ofspring (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. offspring

noun. ['ˈɔfˌsprɪŋ'] any immature animal.

Synonyms

  • orphan
  • brute
  • young
  • animal
  • young fish
  • creature
  • young mammal
  • spat
  • young bird
  • fauna
  • animate being
  • beast

Antonyms

  • legal
  • valid
  • legitimate
  • last

Etymology

  • ofspring (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ofspring (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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