Definition of akin in English:

Share this entry

akin

Pronunciation: /əˈkɪn/

adjective

[predicative]
1Of similar character: something akin to gratitude overwhelmed her genius and madness are akin
More example sentences
  • The limestone pavement gives the island a character akin to the Burren with a similar flora.
  • This gives it a unique character, more akin to a board game such as chess than to a normal card game.
  • As Ray puts it, this is akin to the change and variation occurring among the characters in a story.
Synonyms
similar, related, close, near, corresponding, comparable, parallel, equivalent;
allied with, connected with, like;
alike, matching, analogous, cognate, of a piece
1.1Related by blood: my parents were akin, probably half cousins

Origin

Mid 16th century: contracted form of of kin.

Words that rhyme with akin

agin, begin, Berlin, bin, Boleyn, Bryn, chin, chin-chin, Corinne, din, fin, Finn, Flynn, gaijin, Glyn, grin, Gwyn, herein, Ho Chi Minh, in, inn, Jin, jinn, kin, Kweilin, linn, Lynn, mandolin, mandoline, Min, no-win, pin, Pinyin, quin, shin, sin, skin, spin, therein, thin, Tientsin, tin, Tonkin, Turin, twin, underpin, Vietminh, violin, wherein, whin, whipper-in, win, within, Wynne, yin
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.