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

4 senses of relationship

Sense 1
relationship, human relationship -- (a relation between people; (`relationship' is often used where `relation' would serve, as in `the relationship between inflation and unemployment', but the preferred usage of `relationship' is for human relations or states of relatedness); "the relationship between mothers and their children")
       => relation -- (an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together)

Sense 2
relationship -- (a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection); "he didn't want his wife to know of the relationship")
       => state -- (the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state")

Sense 3
relationship -- (a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries)
       => state -- (the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state")

Sense 4
kinship, family relationship, relationship -- ((anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption)
       => relation -- (an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together)

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