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[uhn-fil-ee-uh l]
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  1. not befitting a son or daughter; violating the customary obligation of a child to a parent.
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Origin of unfilial

First recorded in 1605–15; un-1 + filial
Related formsun·fil·i·al·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for unfilial

Historical Examples

  • Give me the will which was made in the interests of so unfilial a son by his mother.

    The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura

    Lucius Apuleius

  • They are unfilial, and they are the enemies of the human race.

    Lost Diaries

    Maurice Baring

  • If I am right, I must not stay here and vex him: it would be unfilial.

    London's Heart

    B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon

  • Woe betide the unfilial wretch who neglected the tomb of his father!

  • Indeed, Mysie was a little shocked at her grief, as disloyal and unfilial.

    The Two Sides of the Shield

    Charlotte M. Yonge