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synonyms for motherly

  • affectionate
  • careful
  • caretaking
  • comforting
  • devoted
  • fond
  • gentle
  • kind
  • loving
  • maternal
  • nurturing
  • protecting
  • protective
  • sheltering
  • supporting
  • sympathetic
  • tender
  • warm
  • watchful
See also synonyms for: motherliness
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How to use motherly in a sentence

It’s funny, most of the people in my life wouldn’t say I’m exactly the motherly type.
WHAT IF I RUN OUT OF TIME TO DECIDE ABOUT KIDS?AMELIA BOONEMAY 26, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Morsell’s mom said she has that “motherly instinct” to be there for all the players.
DARRYL MORSELL’S PARENTS ATTENDED HIS FIRST 97 MARYLAND GAMES. THE PANDEMIC ENDED THE STREAK.EMILY GIAMBALVOFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The motherly woman received the babe instinctively and cast aside the travelling-rug in which he was enveloped.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
What can be prettier than a brood of chickens with a good motherly hen, like the one in this picture!
THE NURSERY, JULY 1873, VOL. XIV. NO. 1VARIOUS
Mrs. Plornish seemed to have had her motherly instincts pretty well quenched by time and poverty.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
Thou art the help of Christians; lighten our tribulations, and help us with motherly intercession at the throne of thy divine Son.
MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANSVARIOUS
He was treated with motherly kindness and tenderness, yet firmly checked when he went wrong.
ERIC, OR LITTLE BY LITTLEFREDERIC W. FARRAR
This time she took the motherly tone with me again and told me I must learn not to be rude and masterful, like the boss.
THE WRECKERSFRANCIS LYNDE
The lady was dressed in deep mourning, like herself, and she had a sweet, motherly face that drew Mildred irresistibly to her.
MILDRED'S INHERITANCEANNIE FELLOWS JOHNSTON
She caught him in her arms and gave him a motherly hug, while I stood amongst the trees speechless.
MASS' GEORGEGEORGE MANVILLE FENN
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WORDS RELATED TO MOTHERLY

  • dignified
  • female
  • honorable
  • ladylike
  • mature
  • motherly
  • respected
  • stately
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