HyperDic: motherliness

English > 1 sense of the word motherliness:
NOUNattributemotherliness, maternalism, maternal quality, maternitythe quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother
English > motherliness: 1 sense > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother.
Example"the girl's motherliness made her invaluable in caring for the children"
Synonymsmaternalism, maternal quality, maternity
Attributesmaternalcharacteristic of a mother
Broaderparental qualityA quality appropriate to a parent
Spanishcualidad maternal
Catalanqualitat maternal
Adjectivesmotherlybefitting a mother

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