|1.||[ noun ] a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character|
: "found a natural affinity with the immigrants" "felt a deep kinship with the other students" "anthropology's kinship with the humanities"
|Related terms:||relation sympathy rapport|
|2.||[ noun ] state of relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption|
|Related terms:||relation brotherhood motherhood consanguinity affinity parentage fatherhood sisterhood descent marital_bed affinity|