motherhood

[ muhth-er-hoo d ]SEE DEFINITION OF motherhood

Synonyms for motherhood

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The hope of motherhood alternated with black fits of depression.

She shuddered when she spoke of her marriage, and as to her motherhood, that had only caused her sorrow.

When some women were specialized for motherhood then there were surplus women.

All the hope of the future rests upon this faith in motherhood.

Motherhood, that improves and perfects most women, has personally wrecked her.

Something of the instinct of motherhood stirred in her veins at the thought.

She wondered what she had been thinking of to make such a mess of motherhood.

All the years of Bessie Lonsdale's motherhood commanded her to act.

But even then there was for her no suretyship of motherhood, or training, or control.

The minister's daughter was throwing the motherhood of the babe upon her.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from mother (n.1) + -hood.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MOTHERHOOD

childbearing

noungiving birth

maternity

nounperiod of being pregnant with child
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