maternalism maternalism


  1. (n) the quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother
  2. (n) motherly care; behavior characteristic of a mother; the practice of acting as a mother does toward her children



  1. Such benevolent maternalism allowed her to run an open shop for years.
  2. Add to this the curdled maternalism of the old invalid and the nearly unreachable sustenance of that outsize glass of milk, and Black Moon seems like a long case study.
  3. The fight against metronome maternalism gathered strength through the 1930s.
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animosity animosity
/ˌæ nə ˈmɑ sə ti /