Fraternal vs Brotherlike - What's the difference?

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Fraternal is a synonym of brotherlike.


As adjectives the difference between fraternal and brotherlike

is that fraternal is of brothers (fraternal twins ) while brotherlike is resembling a brother or some aspect of one.

fraternal

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of brothers (fraternal twins ).
  • Related through a brother (fraternal nephew ).
  • In need of a brother or sister or friend.
  • Like brothers (fraternal cousins ).
  • Brotherly, befitting or of a brother or brothers.
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  • a delighted shout from the children swung him toward the door again. His sister, Mrs. Gerard, stood there in carriage gown and sables, radiant with surprise. ¶ "Phil!  You!   Exactly like you, Philip, to come strolling in from the antipodes—dear fellow!" recovering from the fraternal embrace and holding both lapels of his coat in her gloved hands.
  • Friendly or brotherly (e.g. fraternal relations between socialist parties in different countries).
  • Being or of a society of men linked in brotherly union ( ).
  • Platonic (as fraternal love - brotherly love).
  • Synonyms

    * brotherly

    Antonyms

    * sororal * paternal, maternal

    brotherlike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a brother or some aspect of one.
  • Synonyms

    * brotherly * fraternal

    Antonyms

    * unbrotherlike * unbrotherly