Definition of motherly
- motherly advice
She took her motherly duties very seriously.
she showed a sweet motherly tenderness toward the tiny kitten she was taking care of
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: of a mother : resembling a mother : showing the affection or concern of a mother
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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