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motherly

moth·er·ly

motherly

 
 
pronunciation:
muh thr li
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: of, characteristic of, befitting, or like a mother.
similar words:
maternal
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part of speech: adverb
definition: in the manner considered characteristic of a mother.
She acts motherly toward her students.
derivation: motherliness (n.)
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