Antonyms of noun descendant

1 sense of descendant

Sense 1
descendant, descendent -- (a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race)
       Antonym of ancestor (Sense 1)
      => ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, root -- (someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun descendant

1 sense of descendant

Sense 1
descendant, descendent -- (a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race)
       => relative, relation -- (a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey")

Antonyms of adj descendant

2 senses of descendant

Sense 1
descendant, descendent -- (going or coming down)

INDIRECT (VIA descending) -> ascending -- (moving or going or growing upward; "the ascending plane"; "the ascending staircase"; "the ascending stems of chickweed")

Sense 2
descendant, descendent -- (proceeding by descent from an ancestor; "descendent gene")

INDIRECT (VIA related) -> unrelated -- (not connected by kinship)

Similarity of adj descendant

2 senses of descendant

Sense 1
descendant, descendent -- (going or coming down)
       => descending (prenominal) (vs. ascending) -- (coming down or downward)

Sense 2
descendant, descendent -- (proceeding by descent from an ancestor; "descendent gene")
       => related (vs. unrelated) -- (connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage)

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