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Synonyms for maternal
məˈtɜr nl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. maternal(adj)

    characteristic of a mother

    "warm maternal affection for her guest"- Dorothy Sayers

    Synonyms:
    maternal(p), parental, paternal, enate, enatic

    Antonyms:
    unrelated, paternal, fatherlike, fatherly, paternalistic

  2. maternal(adj)

    relating to or derived from one's mother

    "maternal genes"

    Synonyms:
    maternal(p), parental, paternal, enate, enatic

    Antonyms:
    fatherly, paternal, fatherlike, paternalistic, unrelated

  3. parental, maternal, paternal(adj)

    relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent

    "parental guidance"

    Synonyms:
    enate, paternal, agnatic, parental, maternal(p), agnate, enatic

    Antonyms:
    paternal, paternalistic, unrelated, fatherly, fatherlike

  4. enate, enatic, maternal(p)(adj)

    related on the mother's side

    "my maternal grandmother"

    Antonyms:
    paternalistic, paternal, fatherlike, unrelated, fatherly

Wiktionary

  1. maternal(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    paternal

  2. maternal(adjective)

    His weakness seemed to bring out her maternal instincts.

    Antonyms:
    paternal

  3. maternal(adjective)

    Toby is my maternal uncle.

    Antonyms:
    paternal

  4. maternal(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    paternal

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. maternal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    motherly

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How to use maternal in a sentence?

  1. Alexis Day:

    He grabbed her and I’m just kind of coaching him the way through and[his] training and my maternal instincts kicked in, it workedreally welltogether between the two of us.

  2. Sarah Riggs Amico:

    I sat in an awful lot of living rooms( during the last campaign) and I can tell you, nobody's happy about having 79 counties without an OB-GYN or 64 without a pediatrician, or the highest maternal mortality rate in America, if we do those things, we can win. Look what we did last year and there was an awful lot of shenanigans at the ballot box that probably prevented Stacey Abrams in 2018 from being governor.

  3. Deidre McPhillips:

    These countries tend to have generous paternal leave and maternal leave, offer free preschool and have good overall public education systems.

  4. Laura Riley:

    My main takeaway is that this association between short interpregnancy interval and poor pregnancy outcome is well-known, but this shows that it's for all maternal ages, it doesn't matter if you're 20 or you're 40.

  5. Dian Tossy Fogle:

    My concern with this study is that it will increase health care costs with no clinical benefit, if the goal is to reduce 'maternal anxiety' regarding timing of delivery, a simple physical exam of the cervix performed at a routine OB visit can also give a patient an idea of how soon they will deliver.

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