Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 month ago

What’s does the word ‘motherly’ mean ?

When I described a woman they said that she was quite ‘motherly’  

9 Answers

  • denise
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Like she would be protective and caring towards younger people.

    Also describes someone that would take you 'under their wing'.

  • 1 month ago





     of, resembling, or characteristic of a mother, 

     especially in being caring, protective, and kind:

     "she held both her arms wide in a gesture of motherly love"

    Source(s): Oxford Dictionary
  • 1 month ago

    It means "nurturing". It means she wants to take care of you. 

  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    This means in the manner characteristic of how a mother would behave.

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  • HMFan
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Maternal, in the way of a mother, nurturing, sympathetic (note, however, that not all women are or can be motherly).

  • 1 month ago

    Motherly is an adjective.   It is a  heavenly feeling rare to be found or seen in other relations. This motherly feeling takes a mother to such an arena where complexities of feelings never prevail. The sacredness a mother possesses is so natural that makes everyone to be ever respectful to them.

    By the way, it's not that they treat their own children affectionately, they are kind-hearted to all .

  • 1 month ago

    adjective. pertaining to, characteristic of, or befitting a mother; maternal: motherly solicitude. like a mother: to take a motherly interest in an orphan.

  • 1 month ago

    A motherly woman is someone who treats other people with a lot of kindness and love.

    Basically it means 'like a mother' and mostly people use this word for someone who is very caring and kind hearted e.g. 'She had a motherly attitude towards them'

  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    watch the old tv show, Leave it to Beaver. June Cleaver was motherly.

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