I am editing a document for someone and they used the word "familiness" to relate to the family-like nature of an organisation. Is there a better word to use than the phrase "family-like nature"?
How can a "noun suffix" be used for words that don't fit into the pattern i.e. "family"? Family-ness? Family-like? Familiality (made up word...)
kinship : the state of being related to the people in your family : a feeling of being close or connected to other people
Not bad, but the meaning of consanguinity might confuse the issue.– deadratMar 9, 2016 at 8:33
@deadrat: I see it as akin to family in the that regard, the same kind of metaphor, although you've now got me considering "camaraderie" or the ever popular "team" as alternatives.– EgoxMar 9, 2016 at 9:08
of or relating to a family : suggesting a family - Merriam-Webster