What is another word for descendent?

Pronunciation: [dɪsˈɛndənt] (IPA)

Descendent is a noun used to refer to someone who is a relative of a particular person and have an ancestral connection. Synonyms of the word descendent include heir, offspring, successor, scion, progeny, posterity, and issue. An heir is someone who is legally entitled to the property or titles of a deceased person. Offspring refers to the immediate biological or genetic product of a parent or parents, whereas a scion is a person who is the direct descendant of a wealthy or distinguished family. Posterity is a term used to refer to all future generations, whereas progeny refers to all the descendants of a person. The term "issue" is used to refer to all the children born to a particular couple.

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What are the opposite words for descendent?

The word "descendent" refers to someone who is directly descended from their ancestors. Antonyms for "descendent" include "ancestor" which is a more general term referring to a person's forefathers and lineage, "predecessor" which refers to someone who came before another in a particular position or rank, and "progenitor" which refers to the originator of a family or line of descent. Other antonyms for "descendent" include "ascendant" or "ascending" which refer to upward movement or progression, and "forefather" which refers to a male ancestor who lived in the past. In summary, while "descendent" refers to a direct bloodline, its antonyms refer to more general terms or individuals who came before.

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Usage examples for Descendent

The following remarks from the London "Outlook" seem to me pertinent to the subject:- "Grierson is an Englishman, for he was born in Cheshire; Scotland may justly claim him in that he is a direct descendent of Sir Robert Grierson, the famous Laird of Lag, who is the hero of Scott's novel, 'The Red Gauntlet'; that America has had a part in the making of him all readers of that wonderful book, 'The Valley of Shadows,' know; France can claim him since he began his musical career in Paris and published his first book in French; but no special country can claim to have developed his genius-that is cosmopolitan."
"Psycho-Phone Messages"
Francis Grierson
Only it seems that he belongs to the oldest family in America, or something, and is the only descendent-" "Money?"
Kathleen Norris
His faithful descendent seized the present opportunity to celebrate the event with more pomp than ever.
"Put Yourself in His Place"
Charles Reade

Famous quotes with Descendent

  • Dr. Cox mentors the rookie doctors with a spoonful of dirt and then a cup of sugar. I see him as an archetypal descendent of two of my favorite curmudgeonly characters: Lou Grant and Louie De Palma.
    John C. McGinley

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