motherly motherly  /ˈmə ðər li/


  1. (adj) befitting a mother; warm and nurturing
  2. (adv) in a maternal manner; as a mother


  1. Separated: Palmiro Togliatti, 58, Italian Communist boss, and his motherly wife, Communist Senator Rita Montagnana, after 27 years of marriage.
  2. In a desperate motherly effort to secure a like position for Carl, Denmark's Queen Louise did her best to promote a marriage between him and The Netherlands' young Queen Wilhelmina.
  3. Old women went up to gun-toting marines and disarmed them with motherly hugs.


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