Unfilial Un*fil"ial, a. Unsuitable to a son or a daughter; undutiful; not becoming a child. -- {Un*fil"ial*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • unfilial — [unfil′ē əl] adj. unlike, or unsuitable to, a loving, respectful son or daughter unfilially adv …   English World dictionary

  • unfilial — adjective Date: 1611 not observing the obligations of a child to a parent ; undutiful • unfilially adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unfilial — unfilially, adv. /un fil ee euhl/, adj. not befitting a son or daughter; violating the customary obligation of a child to a parent. [1605 15; UN 1 + FILIAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • unfilial — adjective /ʌnˈfɪlɪəl/ Not befitting or proper for a son …   Wiktionary

  • unfilial — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. refractory, disobedient, insubordinate; see rebellious 2 , 3 , unruly …   English dictionary for students

  • unfilial — adj. not behaving as befits a son or daughter, not fulfilling one s duties as a son or daughter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unfilial — adjective lacking the qualities associated with a son or daughter. Derivatives unfilially adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • unfilial — a. Undutiful, disobedient, ungrateful …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • unfilial — un·filial …   English syllables

  • unfilial — un•fil•i•al [[t]ʌnˈfɪl i əl[/t]] adj. not fulfilling the customary obligation of a child to a parent • Etymology: 1605–15 un•fil′i•al•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

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