HyperDic: fatherly

English > 1 sense of the word fatherly:
ADJECTIVEallfatherly, fatherlikelike or befitting a father or fatherhood
fatherly > pronunciation
Soundsfaa'dherliy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > fatherly: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaninglike or befitting a father or fatherhood; kind and protective.
Synonymfatherlike
Broaderpaternalcharacteristic of a father
Spanishpaternal
Nounsfathera male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)
fatherlinessthe benignity and protectiveness of or befitting a father

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