[ noun ] a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character




: "found a natural affinity with the immigrants" "felt a deep kinship with the other students" "anthropology's kinship with the humanities"

Used in print

(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)

Roy_Mason is essentially a landscape painter whose style and direction has a kinship with the English watercolorists of the early nineteenth century , especially the beautifully patterned art of John_Sell_Cotman .

(Arlin Turner, "William Faulkner, Southern Novelist"...)

Others who wrote_of low characters and low life included Thomas_Bangs_Thorpe , creator of the Big_Bear of Arkansas and Tom_Owen , the Bee-Hunter ; Johnson_Jones_Hooper , whose character Simon_Suggs bears a close kinship to Flem_Snopes in both his willingness to take cruel advantage of all and sundry and the sharpness with which he habitually carried_out his will ; and George_Washington_Harris , whose Tennessee hillbilly character Sut_Lovingood perpetrated more unmalicious mischief and more unintended pain than any other character in literature .

Related terms

relation sympathy rapport

[ noun ] state of relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption

Used in print

(Vina Delmar, The Big Family....)

And in a sudden wave of painful clarity , Alexander recognized a kinship with Spencer .