Simple Definition of motherly
: of a mother : resembling a mother : showing the affection or concern of a mother
Examples of motherly
She took her motherly duties very seriously.
<she showed a sweet motherly tenderness toward the tiny kitten she was taking care of>
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of motherly
before 12th century
MOTHERLY Defined for Kids
Definition of motherly
1 : of or characteristic of a mother <motherly affection>
2 : like a mother <a motherly nurse>
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