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Definitions and Synonyms of maternalism | Another word for maternalism | What is maternalism?

Definition 1: motherly care; behavior characteristic of a mother; the practice of acting as a mother does toward her children - [noun denoting act]

(maternalism is a kind of ...) the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something

"no medical care was required" "the old car needs constant attention"

Definition 2: the quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother - [noun denoting attribute]

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

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

Synonyms for maternalism in the sense of this definition

(maternalism is a kind of ...) a quality appropriate to a parent

(... are attributes of maternalism) characteristic of a mother

"warm maternal affection for her guest"

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