Fatherly and Maternal


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Fatherly adjective – Like or befitting a father or fatherhood; kind and protective.
Maternal and fatherly are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Maternal" instead an adjective "Fatherly".
Nearby Words: father, fathered, fatherhood, fathering
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Maternal adjective – Of, relating to, or characteristic of a mother.
Fatherly and maternal are semantically related. You can use "Fatherly" instead an adjective "Maternal".
Nearby Words: maternity, maternally
Synonyms for Maternal

Things that words describes

love fatherly love maternal love
affection fatherly affection maternal affection
friend fatherly friend maternal friend
care fatherly care maternal care
Other nouns: connection, role, mentor, interest, relationship, nature, support, way, figure, influence, side, feelings, tendencies.
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