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motherly

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adjective moth·er·ly \-lē\

Simple Definition of motherly

  • : of a mother : resembling a mother : showing the affection or concern of a mother

Full Definition of motherly

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a mother <motherly advice>

  2. 2 :  resembling a mother :  maternal

moth·er·li·ness noun

Examples of motherly

  1. She took her motherly duties very seriously.

  2. <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

Rhymes with motherly


MOTHERLY Defined for Kids

motherly

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adjective moth·er·ly \ˈmə-thər-lē\

Definition of motherly

  1. 1 :  of or characteristic of a mother <motherly affection>

  2. 2 :  like a mother <a motherly nurse>





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