Maternal and Nurturing


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Maternal adjective – Of, relating to, or characteristic of a mother.
Usage example: her maternal instincts told her that something was wrong

Nurturing is a synonym for maternal in protective topic. In some cases you can use "Nurturing" instead an adjective "Maternal", when it comes to topics like motherly. popular alternative
Nearby Words: maternity, maternally
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Maternal is a synonym for nurturing. You can use "Maternal" instead an adjective "Nurturing". popular alternative
Nearby Words: nurture, nurtured
Synonyms for Nurturing

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  • Film / Sleepy Hollow (1999) aka: Sleepy Hollow Ichabod's mother is The Wife; in addition to being very maternal, she's shown to be caring and nurturing.
  • In the early and mid-1980s, she was nominated for three Oscars playing nurturing, vaguely maternal women (The Natural, The Big Chill and The World According to Garp).
  • White Magician Girl The other healing mages you encounter throughout the series are all men, but do not share Wynne's nurturing, maternal nature.
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