Synonyms for paternal

Synonyms for (adjective) paternal

Synonyms: paternal

Definition: characteristic of a father

Similar words: fatherlike, fatherly

Definition: like or befitting a father or fatherhood; kind and protective


Similar words: paternalistic

Definition: benevolent but sometimes intrusive


Synonyms: agnate, agnatic, paternal

Definition: related on the father's side

Usage: a paternal aunt

Similar words: related

Definition: connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage