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Meaning of FATHERLESS

Pronunciation:  'fâdhurlis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  not having a known or legally responsible father
  2. [adj]  having no living father
 

FATHERLESS is a 10 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: illegitimate, parentless, unparented
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fa"ther*less\, a.
1. Destitute of a living father; as, a fatherless child.

2. Without a known author. --Beau. & Fl.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abandoned, aidless, baseborn, bastard, bereaved, bereft, defenseless, deprived, deserted, desolate, forlorn, forsaken, friendless, godforsaken, guideless, helpless, homeless, kithless, leaderless, misbegotten, motherless, natural, orphan, orphaned, outcast, parentless, pregnable, spurious, supposititious, unfriended, unprotected, untenable, vulnerable, widowed
 

 

 

 

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