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affinity

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of affinity

  1. 1 a habitual attraction to some activity or thing always had an affinity for nurturing living things Synonyms of affinity affection, inclination, aptitude, bent, bias, bone, devices, disposition, genius, habitude, impulse, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency, turnWords Related to affinity favor, one-sidedness, partisanship, prejudice; endowment, faculty, flair, genius, gift, knack, talent; addiction, appetite, fancy, fondness, like, liking, preference, taste; forte, speciality, specialty; convention, custom, habit, pattern, practice (also practise), routine, trick, way, wont; eccentricity, idiosyncrasy, kink, oddity, peculiarity, quirk, singularityNear Antonyms of affinity allergy, averseness, aversion, disfavor, disinclination, dislike, disliking, disrelish, distaste; detachment, impartiality, neutrality, objectivity; apathy, disinterestedness, indifference, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern

  2. 2 the fact or state of having something in common a study showing an affinity between obesity and socioeconomic status Synonyms of affinity connection, association, bearing, kinship, liaison, linkage, relation, relationshipWords Related to affinity correlation, interrelation; materiality, pertinence, relevance; bond, link, tie; affiliation, alliance, union; identicalness, sameness; alikeness, community, likeness, resemblance, similarity; accordance, agreement, conformity, congruity, correspondenceNear Antonyms of affinity variability, variance; incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousness

Synonym Discussion of affinity

attraction, affinity, sympathy mean the relationship existing between things or persons that are naturally or involuntarily drawn together. attraction implies the possession by one thing of a quality that pulls another to it.
    • felt an attraction to danger
affinity implies a susceptibility or predisposition on the part of the one drawn.
    • an affinity for mathematics
sympathy implies a reciprocal or natural relation between two things that are both susceptible to the same influence.
    • two minds in sympathy


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