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moth·er·ly

 (mŭth′ər-lē)
adj.
1. Of, like, or appropriate to a mother: motherly love.
2. Showing the affection of a mother.
adv.
In a manner befitting a mother.

moth′er·li·ness n.

motherly

(ˈmʌðəlɪ)
adj
of or resembling a mother, esp in warmth, or protectiveness
ˈmotherliness n

moth•er•ly

(ˈmʌð ər li)

adj.
1. pertaining to, characteristic of, or befitting a mother.
2. like a mother.
adv.
3. in the manner of a mother.
[before 1000; Middle English moderly, Old English mōdorlīc]
moth′er•li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.motherly - befitting a mother; warm and nurturing
maternal - characteristic of a mother; "warm maternal affection for her guest"- Dorothy Sayers
Adv.1.motherly - in a maternal mannermotherly - in a maternal manner; as a mother; "she loved her students almost maternally"

motherly

Translations
أُمومي، اُمَّهي
mateřský
moderlig
móîurlegur
anne gibi

motherly

[ˈmʌðəlɪ] ADJmaternal

motherly

[ˈmʌðərli] adj
[instinct, love, advice] → maternel(le)
[figure] → rond(e)
[woman] → maternel(le)Mother Nature nDame Nature fMother of God nMarie, mère f de Dieumother-of-pearl [ˌmʌðərəvˈpɜːrl] nnacre fMother's Day nla fête f des Mèresmother's help naide f or auxiliaire f familialeMother Superior nMère f supérieuremother-to-be [ˈmʌðərtəˈbiː] n [mothers-to-be] (pl) → future maman fmother tongue nlangue f maternelle

motherly

adjmütterlich

motherly

[ˈmʌðəlɪ] adjmaterno/a

mother

(ˈmaðə) noun
1. a female parent, especially human. John's mother lives in Manchester; (also adjective) The mother bird feeds her young.
2. (often with capital. also Mother Superior) the female leader of a group of nuns.
verb
to care for as a mother does; to protect (sometimes too much). His wife tries to mother him.
ˈmotherhood noun
the state of being a mother.
ˈmotherless adjective
having no mother. The children were left motherless by the accident.
ˈmotherly adjective
like a mother; of, or suitable to, a mother. a motherly woman; motherly love.
ˈmotherliness noun
ˈmother-country, ˈmotherland (-land) nouns
the country where one was born.
ˈmother-in-lawplural ˈmothers-in-law noun
the mother of one's husband or wife.
ˌmother-of-ˈpearl noun, adjective
(of) the shining, hard, smooth substance on the inside of certain shells.
ˈmother-tongue noun
a person's native language. My mother-tongue is Hindi.
References in classic literature ?
for twenty years or more, nothing but loving words, and gentle moralities, and motherly loving kindness, had come from that chair;--head-aches and heart-aches innumerable had been cured there,--difficulties spiritual and temporal solved there,--all by one good, loving woman, God bless her!
Whimple," said Herbert, when I told him so, "is the best of housewives, and I really do not know what my Clara would do without her motherly help.
Then from the mother's breast, where it still lay hid, Into the fading bud the dew-drop gently slid; Stronger grew the little form, and happy tears fell, As the dew did its silent work, and the bud grew well, While the gentle rose leaned, with motherly pride, O'er the fair little ones that bloomed at her side.
But Mavra Kuzminichna stood at the closed gate for some time with moist eyes, pensively swaying her head and feeling an unexpected flow of motherly tenderness and pity for the unknown young officer.
She addressed those words to Magdalen with a gentle motherly interest in her youth and beauty, chastened by the deferential amiability which became her situation in Noel Vanstone's household.
I had at least two friends on Mars; a young woman who watched over me with motherly solicitude, and a dumb brute which, as I later came to know, held in its poor ugly carcass more love, more loyalty, more gratitude than could have been found in the entire five million green Martians who rove the deserted cities and dead sea bottoms of Mars.
But she had, as I have told you, the glimmerings of a sense of humor--which is simply another name for a sense of fitness of things; and it suddenly occurred to her that that simple little prayer, sacred to white-robed childhood lisping at motherly knees, was entirely unsuited to this freckled witch of a girl who knew and cared nothing bout God's love, since she had never had it translated to her through the medium of human love.
The elders, the deacons, the motherly dames, and the young and fair maidens of Mr.
She put both hands on Mistress Mary's shoulders and looked her little face over in a motherly fashion.
my lecture is done; now I should like to hear what you gentlemen have to say," and Aunt Jessie subsided with a pretty flush on the face that was full of motherly anxiety for her boys.
She was a plain, motherly kind of woman, who had worked hard in her youth, and now thought herself entitled to the occasional holiday of a teavisit; and having formerly owed much to Mr.
You will be under the care of a motherly good sort of woman, of whose kindness to you I can have no doubt.