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The synonyms of “Motherly” are: maternal, maternalistic, protective, caring, loving, devoted, affectionate, fond, warm, tender, gentle, kind, kindly, comforting, understanding, compassionate, maternally
Motherly as an Adjective
Definitions of "Motherly" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “motherly” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Of, resembling, or characteristic of a mother, especially in being caring, protective, and kind.
- Befitting a mother; warm and nurturing.
Synonyms of "Motherly" as an adjective (16 Words)
|affectionate||Having or displaying warmth or affection.|
His affectionate nature.
|caring||Displaying kindness and concern for others.|
|comforting||Serving to improve a person’s mood or restore a sense of physical well-being.|
A comforting bowl of soup.
|compassionate||Showing or having compassion.|
She tried to sound compassionate.
|devoted||(followed by `to’) dedicated exclusively to a purpose or use.|
A devoted husband and father.
|fond||Having an affection or liking for.|
He was not too fond of dancing.
|gentle||Marked by moderate steepness.|
|kind||Agreeable, conducive to comfort.|
Thanked her for her kind letter.
|kindly||Showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity.|
He was a quiet kindly man.
|loving||Enjoying the specified activity or thing.|
Her music loving son.
|maternal||(of feelings) typical of a caring mother; motherly.|
|maternalistic||Relating to or derived from one’s mother.|
|protective||Intended to protect someone or something.|
Protective gloves are worn to minimize injury.
|tender||Inclined to heel over easily under sail.|
Pelargoniums are colourful but tender plants.
|understanding||Characterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy.|
People expect their doctor to be understanding.
|warm||Psychologically warm friendly and responsive.|
Her fair colouring suited soft warm shades.
Usage Examples of "Motherly" as an adjective
- She held both her arms wide in a gesture of motherly love.
Motherly as an Adverb
Definitions of "Motherly" as an adverb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “motherly” as an adverb can have the following definitions:
- In a maternal manner; as a mother.
Synonyms of "Motherly" as an adverb (1 Word)
|maternally||In a maternal manner; as a mother.|
She loved her students almost maternally.