Definition of “motherly” - English Dictionary

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“motherly” in British English

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motherlyadjective

uk /ˈmʌð.əl.i/ us /ˈmʌð.ɚ.li/ usually approving

A motherly woman treats other people with a lot of kindness and love and tries to make certain they are happy.

(Definition of “motherly” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“motherly” in American English

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motherlyadjective

us /ˈmʌð·ər·li/

motherly adjective (PARENT)

(Definition of “motherly” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)