Definition of unfilial in English:

unfilial

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈfɪlɪəl
 
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adjective

  • Not having or showing the qualities associated with a son or daughter: to question a parental decision was considered unfilial
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    • Another tells the story of an old man deserted by his unfilial daughters and which has some similarity to Shakespeare's ‘King Lear’.
    • Mencius, a Confucian master even said: ‘There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them.’
    • Either is possible, because the disheartening news about unfilial children still alerts me to the possibility of the son turning his back on his mother.

Derivatives

unfilially

adverb
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  • In her search for her missing husband, the woman demonstrated loyalty to her husband; however, since her discovery of the body exposed her father's crime, she also acted unfilially.
  • He published by subscription a small edition of his father's works in 1747, but selfishly and unfilially omitted several of the best of them.
  • ‘I don't know whether to speak to Abner,’ the other proceeded unfilially, ‘or the great Penny first.’

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