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Definition 1: characteristic of a mother - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where maternal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • warm maternal affection for her guest

(maternal is similar to ...) showing maternal instincts

(maternal is similar to ...) suggestive of or acting like a mother

(maternal is similar to ...) befitting a mother; warm and nurturing

(means also ...) characteristic of a matriarchy

(... are attributes of maternal) the quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother

"the girl's motherliness made her invaluable in caring for the children"

Definition 2: relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where maternal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • parental guidance

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Definition 3: relating to or derived from one's mother - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where maternal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • maternal genes

Definition 4: related on the mother's side - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where maternal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my maternal grandmother

Synonyms for maternal in the sense of this definition

(maternal is similar to ...) connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage

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