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MOTHERLY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does motherly mean? 

MOTHERLY (adjective)
  The adjective MOTHERLY has 1 sense:

1. befitting a mother; warm and nurturing

  Familiarity information: MOTHERLY used as an adjective is very rare.


MOTHERLY (adverb)
  The adverb MOTHERLY has 1 sense:

1. in a maternal manner; as a mother

  Familiarity information: MOTHERLY used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MOTHERLY (adjective)


Sense 1motherly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Befitting a mother; warm and nurturing

Similar:

maternal (characteristic of a mother)


MOTHERLY (adverb)


Sense 1motherly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a maternal manner; as a mother

Synonyms:

maternally; motherly

Context example:

she loved her students almost maternally


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