HyperDic: motherly

English > 2 senses of the word motherly:
ADJECTIVEallmotherlybefitting a mother
ADVERBallmotherly, maternallyin a maternal manner
motherly > pronunciation
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English > motherly: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningbefitting a mother; warm and nurturing.
Broadermaternalcharacteristic of a mother
Spanishmaternal, materno
Nounsmothera woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)
motherlinessthe quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother
English > motherly: 2 senses > adverb 1
MeaningIn a maternal manner; as a mother.

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