HyperDic: maternalism

English > 2 senses of the word maternalism:
NOUNattributematernalism, motherliness, maternal quality, maternitythe quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother
actmaternalismmotherly care
English > maternalism: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother.
Synonymsmotherliness, maternal quality, maternity
Attributesmaternalcharacteristic of a mother
Broaderparental qualityA quality appropriate to a parent
Spanishcualidad maternal
Catalanqualitat maternal
Adjectivesmaternalisticshowing maternal instincts
English > maternalism: 2 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningmotherly care; behavior characteristic of a mother; the practice of acting as a mother does toward her children.
Broadercare, attention, aid, tendingThe work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
Adjectivesmaternalisticshowing maternal instincts

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