Kin vs Kinless - What's the difference?
As a noun kin
As an adjective kinless is
without kin; familyless.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl) kin, kyn, ken, kun, from (etyl) .
Race; family; breed; kind.
(collectively) Persons of the same race or family; kindred.
* Francis Bacon
One or more relatives, such as siblings or cousins, taken collectively.
Relationship; same-bloodedness or affinity; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent.
Kind; sort; manner; way.
- You are of kin , and so a friend to their persons.
* kith and kin
* next of kin
Related by blood or marriage, akin. Generally used in "kin to".
- It turns out my back-fence neighbor is kin to one of my co-workers.
A primitive Chinese musical instrument of the cittern kind, with from five to twenty-five silken strings.
* 1840 , Elijah Coleman Bridgman, Samuel Wells Williams, The Chinese Repository (page 40)
- If a musician were going to give a lecture upon the mathematical part of his art, he would find a very elegant substitute for the monochord in the Chinese kin .
Without kin; familyless.
* 1843 , '', book 2, ch. XI, ''The Abbot’s Ways
- And old friendships and all connexions forgotten, when you go to seek an office from him! “A kinless loon,” as the Scotch said of Cromwell’s new judges, — intent on mere indifferent fair-play!