Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

motherly

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of motherly

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a mother <she showed a sweet motherly tenderness toward the tiny kitten she was taking care of> Synonyms maternal, mother Related Words parental; female, feminine, womanish, womanlike, womanly; matriarchal, matronly; caring, giving, nurturing




Learn More about motherly


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up motherly? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).