Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Of, pertaining to, or befitting a son or daughter; due to parents.

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Usage examples "filial":

  1. " You are wonderfully filial all of a sudden," he remarked. - "Mysterious Mr. Sabin", 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", 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", Alexandre Dumas (Pere).