motherly definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, like, or appropriate to a mother: motherly love.
    • Showing the affection of a mother.
    • Befitting a mother, warm, caring, nurturing, defensive, enjoying.
    • Of or pertaining to a mother; like, or appropriate, a mother; tender; maternal.
    • befitting a mother; warm and nurturing
  • adverb:
    • In a fashion befitting a mother.
    • In a fashion of a mother.
    • in a maternal fashion; as a mother
  • others:
    • Pertaining to a mother: as, motherly power or authority.
    • Becoming or characteristic of a mother; tender; parental; affectionate: as, motherly love or care.
    • Like a mother.
    • Synonyms Motherly, Maternal, Parental. Equivalent difference keeps amongst the Anglo-Saxon word and also the Latin ones within record that is found in the terms contrasted under brotherly and under fatherly.
    • in how of a mother.

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