What does the word filial mean?

    Part of speech: adverb


Usage examples for filial

  1. " You are wonderfully filial all of a sudden," he remarked. – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. It would be foolish to deny that his filial sentiment had grown cool during the long years of his absence, and that it received some violent shocks on his return to his father's house. – Between Whiles by Helen Hunt Jackson
  3. Hearing his voice, feeling my hand pressed by his, I had at first no doubt, and it almost needed evidence to bring fear instead of the filial love with which he at first inspired me. – The Regent's Daughter by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)