nurturant nurturant


  • (adj) providing physical and emotional care and nourishment


  • There is very little encouragement of nurturant fathering in this society.


  1. The man who would succeed in such a culture must appear to sympathize with these obscure hurts; he must take pains, Paglia writes in Sexual Personae, to appear an "androgyne, the nurturant male or male mother."
    on Jul 13, 2008 By: Camille Paglia Source: City Journal

  2. ...a dubious sign of progress, at a recent retreat of congressional Democrats, University of California linguist George Lakoff argued that the liberal message should be "government as nurturant parent."
    on Mar 13, 2005 By: George Lakoff Source: Christian Science Monitor

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