fatherly

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adjective fa·ther·ly \ˈfä-thər-lē\

Definition of fatherly

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or befitting a father fatherly responsibilities

  2. 2 :  resembling a father (as in affection or care) a fatherly old man

fatherliness

play \ˈfä-thər-lē-nəs\ noun

fatherly

adverb

Examples of fatherly in a sentence

  1. He took a fatherly interest in the careers of younger writers.

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of fatherly

before 12th century


FATHERLY Defined for English Language Learners

fatherly

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adjective fa·ther·ly \ˈfä-thər-lē\

Definition of fatherly for English Language Learners

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


FATHERLY Defined for Kids

fatherly

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adjective fa·ther·ly \ˈfä-thər-lē\

Definition of fatherly for Students

  1. :  of or like a father He gave me fatherly advice.


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