Synonyms of descent


1. descent, change of location, travel

usage: a movement downward

2. origin, descent, extraction, ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiation

usage: properties attributable to your ancestry; "he comes from good origins"

3. descent, motion, movement, move

usage: the act of changing your location in a downward direction

4. descent, line of descent, lineage, filiation, kinship, family relationship, relationship

usage: the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors

5. descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope, slope, incline, side

usage: a downward slope or bend

6. lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock, genealogy, family tree

usage: the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"

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Definition and meaning of descent (Dictionary)