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fatherlike

(ˈfɑːðəˌlaɪk)
adj
having a quality or qualities typical of a father; fatherly
adv
in a fatherly manner
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Adj.1.fatherlike - like or befitting a father or fatherhood; kind and protective
paternal - characteristic of a father
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fatherlike

adjective
Like a father:
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