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maternal

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of maternal

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a mother her maternal instincts told her that something was wrong Synonyms motherly, motherRelated Words parental; female, feminine, womanish, womanlike, womanly; matriarchal, matronly; caring, giving, nurturing



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