Antonyms for motherly:
Synonyms for motherly:
Other synonyms and related words:
charitable, alms-giving, humane, considerate, benevolent, humanitarian, bountiful, altruistic, chivalrous, neighborly, kind, unselfish, beneficent, munificent, philanthropic, noble, generous, compassionate, high-minded.
paternally, solicitously, maternally.
maternally, solicitously, paternally, benevolently.
Usage examples for motherly:
- The girl's motherly care of all the household did not leave Westover out. - "The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete", William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009.
- And, having no mother, he was not ashamed to turn to this motherly heart for comfort. - "Masterman and Son", W. J. Dawson.
- Then came smiling Miss Prettyface to see if their ribbons were all right; and the longing look of all the recruits was quite an affecting sight; and the genial motherly good- natured best wishes of Mrs. Oldtimes were very welcome. - "The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit", Richard Harris.