adjective moth·er·ly \-lē\

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

Full Definition of MOTHERLY

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

First Known Use of MOTHERLY

before 12th century

Rhymes with MOTHERLY

MOTHERLY Defined for Kids


adjective moth·er·ly \ˈmə-thər-lē\

Definition of MOTHERLY for Kids

:  of or characteristic of a mother <motherly affection>
:  like a mother <a motherly nurse>


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