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synonyms for fatherly

  • paternal
  • affectionate
  • benevolent
  • benign
  • forbearing
  • indulgent
  • kind
  • kindly
  • patriarchal
  • protective
  • supportive
  • tender

antonyms for fatherly

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  • motherly
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How to use fatherly in a sentence

He went on to star in a long series of humorous television commercials, write best-selling books dispensing fatherly advice and headline other TV shows.
BILL COSBY RELEASED FROM PRISON AFTER SEXUAL ASSAULT CONVICTION IS VACATED BY PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURTSONIA RAO, PAUL FARHI, MANUEL ROIG-FRANZIAJUNE 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He was quite fatherly to me and took a great deal of trouble in teaching me my work.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
In me he always showed a fatherly interest, and sometimes chided me for talking too freely and writing too much.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
Was not this a blasphemy against the fatherly goodness of the Creator,—a base desertion of the cause of the disinherited?
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
President de Thou paid his godson a visit during which he showed himself most fatherly.
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
"I shall consider it no trouble at all, my dear child," he returned, giving her a fatherly smile.
ELSIE'S VACATION AND AFTER EVENTSMARTHA FINLEY
Those of the master are full of fatherly affection and advice, those of the pupil full of filial devotion and reverence.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
All that a master can teach, and that can be learned from his example, was to be obtained from this kind and fatherly instructor.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
My attentions to him had not passed unnoticed, and he was kind, fatherly, and unreserved.
LAVENGROGEORGE BORROW
The too fatherly "frat seniors" did all that Fred said they would, and more.
RAMSEY MILHOLLANDBOOTH TARKINGTON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FATHERLY

  • affectionate
  • benevolent
  • benign
  • caring
  • comforting
  • devoted
  • fatherly
  • fond
  • forbearing
  • gentle
  • indulgent
  • kind
  • loving
  • maternal
  • matriarchal
  • motherly
  • paternal
  • patriarchal
  • protective
  • sheltering
  • supportive
  • tender
  • warm
  • watchful
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.