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Synonyms of relative in English:


  • 1 the relative importance of each factor
    comparative, respective, comparable, correlative, parallel, corresponding, reciprocal
    [Antonyms] absolute
  • 2 a kitten requires three times more nourishment, relative to body weight, than a fully grown cat
    proportionate, proportional, in proportion, commensurate, corresponding, dependent on, based on
    [Antonyms] disproportionate
  • 3 Semtex was able to be smuggled with relative ease
    moderate, reasonable, a fair degree of, considerable, some;
    comparative, qualified, modified;
    [Antonyms] great, complete
  • noun

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  • he's a relative of mine
    relation, member of someone's/the family, one's (own) flesh and blood, next of kin
    formal kinsman, kinswoman
    (relativesfamily, kin, kith and kin, kindred
    informal folks
    formal kinsfolk
    dated people
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    parricide killing of a near relative
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