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maternal

adjective

1 maternal

Characteristic of a mother.

Polish: matczyny



2 maternal

Relating to or derived from one's mother.

3 maternal

Relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent.

synonyms: parental, paternal.

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

Roget 166: paternal, parental; maternal; family, ancestral, linear, patriarchal.   

4 maternal

Related on the mother's side:
— My maternal grandmother.

synonyms: enate, enatic.


Moby thesaurus: adoring, affectionate, ancestorial, ancestral, caring, conjugal, demonstrative, devoted, doting, faithful, fatherlike, fatherly, filial, fond, grandfatherly, grandmotherly, grandparental, husbandly, kind, kindly ... show more.

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