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fatherly

adjective

1 fatherly

Like or befitting a father or fatherhood; kind and protective.

synonym: fatherlike.

Roget 906: benevolent; kind, kindly; well-meaning; amiable; obliging, accommodating, indulgent, gracious, complacent, good-humored.    warm-hearted, kind-hearted, tender-hearted, ... show more




Moby thesaurus: affectionate, amiable, ancestorial, ancestral, benevolent, benign, caring, fatherlike, friendly, grandfatherly, grandmotherly, grandparental, indulgent, kind, kindly, maternal, mother, motherlike, motherly, parent ... show more.

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