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Filial vs. Parental

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Filialadjective

(not comparable) Pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter.

Parentaladjective

of or relating to a parent

Filialadjective

(comparable) Respectful of the duties and attitudes of a son or daughter toward their parents.

Parentaladjective

befitting a parent; affectionate; tender

Filialadjective

(genetics) Of a generation or generations descending from a specific previous one.

Parentaladjective

(genetics) of the generation of organisms that produce a hybrid

Filialadjective

Of or pertaining to a son or daughter; becoming to a child in relation to his parents; as, filial obedience.

Parentalnoun

A person fulfilling a parental role.

‘Nowadays there are all kinds of potential parentals besides parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, step-parents, in-laws, older siblings and cousins, and those in civil unions.’;

Filialadjective

Bearing the relation of a child.

‘And thus the filial Godhead answering spoke.’;

Parentaladjective

Of or pertaining to a parent or to parents; as, parental authority; parental obligations; parental affection.

Filialadjective

designating the generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation

Parentaladjective

Becoming to, or characteristic of, parents; tender; affectionate; devoted; as, parental care.

‘The careful course and parental provision of nature.’;

Filialadjective

relating to or characteristic of or befitting an offspring;

‘filial respect’;

Parentaladjective

designating the generation of organisms from which hybrid offspring are produced

Parentaladjective

relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent;

‘parental guidance’;

Parentaladjective

relating to a person's parent or parents

‘parental leave’; ‘parental responsibility’;

Parentaladjective

relating to an animal or plant from which new ones are derived

‘parental roots in adult plants’;

Parentaladjective

denoting an organization or company which owns or controls a number of subsidiaries

‘the decision to sever ties with the parental organization’;

Parentalnoun

a person's parents

‘I may revisit this diner if the parentals are in town’;

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