AskDefine | Define motherly

Dictionary Definition

motherly adj : befitting a mother; warm and nurturing adv : in a maternal manner; as a mother; "she loved her students almost maternally" [syn: maternally]

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Etymology

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈmʌðəli/

Adjective

  1. Befitting a mother, warm, caring, nurturing, protective, loving.

Translations

befitting a mother, warm, caring, nurturing, protective, loving
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