Definition of motherly adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmʌðəli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌðərli//
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having the qualities of a good mother; typical of a mother synonym maternal motherly love She was a kind, motherly woman. Word Origin Old English mōdorlic (see mother, -ly).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: motherly