Share this entry

Share this page

motherly

Saltos de línea: mother¦ly
Pronunciación: /ˈmʌðəli
 
/

Definición de motherly en inglés:

adjetivo

Of, resembling, or characteristic of a mother, especially in being caring, protective, and kind: she held both her arms wide in a gesture of motherly love
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Beth is distant and cold to Conrad, unable to show him the type of motherly love he needs and desires.
  • His is a tale of jealousy, envy and treachery, but also of motherly love, shrewdness and adventure.
  • Anna placed a comforting, motherly hand on her shoulder, making her look up.
Sinónimos
maternal, maternalistic, protective, caring, nurturing, loving, devoted, affectionate, fond, warm, tender, gentle, kind, kindly, comforting, understanding, compassionate

Origen

Old English mōdorlic (see mother, -ly1).

Derivados

motherliness

1
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • She nearly always loses her traditionally feminine characteristics in so doing - not those of attractiveness, but rather of kindness, humaneness, motherliness.
  • The solemnity of the story is relieved by the humour of the rustic travellers at the Rainbow Inn, and the genial motherliness of Dolly Winthrop, who befriends Silas.
  • It isn't their sex that singles them out as oddities; it's their dangerous beliefs tacked on to their wholesome-as-apple-pie motherliness.

Words that rhyme with motherly

brotherly, southerly, unbrotherly

Definición de motherly en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día tenebrous
Pronunciación: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure