unmotherly

unmotherly

(ʌnˈmʌðəlɪ)
adj
not motherly
adv
without motherly feeling or sentiment
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Anti-suffrage postcards routinely portrayed suffragists as aggressive, pants-wearing nags -- unmarried, unmotherly or overly flirtatious and sexualised.
Perhaps our only hope is a potent opposition to the sheep shepherded by the President or by unmotherly wives.
Couple this with some other-worldly antagonists, like the Brethren, the Collector and the very unmotherly Mother, and it is more than sufficient to engender serious unease.
His characterization of Guido as a "midmost blotch of black / Discernible in this group of clustered crimes," of the whole Franceschini family as a series of "abortions," of Violante as an "unmotherly mother and unwomanly woman," and of the charges against Caponsacchi as not only a "consummate lie" but also an "unmanly simulation of a sin" is language unfitting his office and the solemn sentence he is about to pronounce (10.
There was a sense that to have high expectations was 'unmotherly' and would place unwarranted pressure on them:
Many sufferers feel unmotherly or ungrateful but are experiencing one of the most common complications of childbirth.
"Aandhiyaan": When in 1990, Mumtaz decided to make a comeback, she played a hip single mother, singing songs and acting in a most unmotherly fashion with Prosenjit Chatterjee who played her son.
Being "unmotherly" is still one of the ultimate taboos for women.
But as is usually the case, grandiosity's flip side is vulnerability, and Sontag is most movingly self-analytical when tracking the roots of her love-troubles through her relationship with her narcissistic, unmotherly mother.
I would gladly have hurled all seven of ye down the slopes of hell for one night more with the nine-fingered fisherman and may I rot eternally for such unmotherly feelin'.
Rita, mother of three boys, is refreshingly unmotherly. Megan is a large woman with few verbal boundaries.
But this mother too, like Deborah, acts in a distinctly unmotherly way, committing a cold blooded murder.