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  • adj. Not befitting or proper for a son.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Unsuitable to a son or a daughter; undutiful; not becoming a child.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not filial.


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From un- +‎ filial.


  • And from the fact that besides the scholar class the rest of the community consisted of agriculturists, artisans, and merchants, whose knowledge was that of their fathers and grandfathers, inculcated in the sons and grandsons as it had been in them, showing them how to carry on in the same groove the calling to which Fate had assigned them, a departure from which would have been considered 'unfilial' -- unless, of course (as it very rarely did), it went the length of attaining through study of the classics a place in the official class, and thus shedding eternal lustre on the family -- it will readily be seen that there was nothing to cause education to be concerned with any but one or two of the subjects which are included by Western peoples under that designation.

    Myths and Legends of China

  • Sheen is a disgrace, unfilial to his father and his fatherland.

    Hugh Muir's diary

  • When my worthy uncle, Mr.S. Mowbray, (for I will not call him Scrogie even in the grave,) paid his debt to nature, every body concluded he would be found to have disinherited his son, the unfilial Scrogie, and so far every body was right — But it was also generally believed that he would settle the estate on my father, Lord

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • She excludes her devoted husband from the inheritance in favour of her most unfilial son?

    The Defense

  • Give me the will which was made in the interests of so unfilial a son by his mother.

    The Defense

  • But Chinese assume they are superior to the lazy, unstudious, unfilial, wife-and-family-abandoning white Americans.

    "Obama acted almost as the primaries were behind him, offering a case against the probable Republican nominee."

  • They think Caucasians are inferior -- lazy, unfilial, abandon wives and children at the drop of a hat, don't do as well in school, score worse on standardized tests, etc. etc.

    The lovely and expressive Michelle Obama spoke in Madison, Wisconsin today.

  • I spent the whole of last night just tossing and turning in bed, unable to get over the fact that at times, I feel like I have morphed, officially, into an 'evil and corrupt (not to mention unfilial)' adult.

    rouflaquette Diary Entry

  • ‘My father!’ said poor Joe; adding under his breath, with a very unfilial apostrophe, ‘Will he never think me man enough to take care of myself!’

    Barnaby Rudge

  • As for the bastardos out there who are thinking that I'm such an unfilial son, can I just try to mentally prepare myself by slighting the rumored homesickness experienced by Singaporean students over there?

    jaimewolf Diary Entry


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