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

2 senses of relative

Sense 1
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")
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Sense 2
relative, congener, congenator, congeneric -- (an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus))
       => organism, being -- (a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently)

Antonyms of adj relative

2 senses of relative

Sense 1
relative (vs. absolute), comparative -- (estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete; "a relative stranger")

absolute (vs. relative) -- (perfect or complete or pure; "absolute loyalty"; "absolute silence"; "absolute truth"; "absolute alcohol")
        => direct -- (lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact; "the direct opposite")
        => implicit, unquestioning -- (being without doubt or reserve; "implicit trust")
        => infinite -- (total and all-embracing; "God's infinite wisdom")
        => living -- ((informal) absolute; "she is a living doll"; "scared the living daylights out of them"; "beat the living hell out of him")

Sense 2
proportional, relative -- (properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'; "the punishment ought to be proportional to the crime"; "earnings relative to production")

INDIRECT (VIA proportionate) -> disproportionate, disproportional -- (out of proportion)

Similarity of adj relative

2 senses of relative

Sense 1
relative (vs. absolute), comparative -- (estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete; "a relative stranger")
       => relational -- (having a relation or being related)

Sense 2
proportional, relative -- (properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'; "the punishment ought to be proportional to the crime"; "earnings relative to production")
       => proportionate (vs. disproportionate) -- (being in due proportion; "proportionate representation of a minority group")

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