motherly

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adjective moth·er·ly \-lē\

Definition of motherly

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

  2. 2 :  resembling a mother :  maternal

motherliness

noun

Examples of motherly in a sentence

  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


MOTHERLY Defined for English Language Learners

motherly

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adjective moth·er·ly \-lē\

Definition of motherly for English Language Learners

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


MOTHERLY Defined for Kids

motherly

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adjective moth·er·ly \ˈmə-thər-lē\

Definition of motherly for Students

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

  2. 2 :  like a mother a motherly nurse



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