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Meaning & Definition of Akin in English

English

Akin

/əkɪn/

adjective

1. Similar in quality or character

  • "A feeling akin to terror"
  • "Kindred souls"
  • "The amateur is closely related to the collector"
    synonym:
  • akin(p)
  • ,
  • kindred

2. Related by blood

    synonym:
  • akin(p)
  • ,
  • blood-related
  • ,
  • cognate
  • ,
  • consanguine
  • ,
  • consanguineous
  • ,
  • consanguineal
  • ,
  • kin(p)

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The singing of the local birds is akin to the sound of a drill.