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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "maternal":

    maternelle, mothers, tongue, nursery, maternity, mother, kindergarten, native, breast, motherhood, pre-school, motherland, pre-primary, moms

How to pronounce maternal?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say maternal in sign language?

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How to use maternal in a sentence?

  1. Georges Benjamin:

    We look at the whole range of maternal-child health care as a great barometer of access to care, because there has been an emphasis over many years of making sure that women and children -- even low-income women and children -- get access to health care.

  2. Bayard Roberts:

    Traditionally the focus has been on communicable (infectious) disease and maternal and child care.

  3. David Bridgett:

    Depression can affect parent-child interactions, which in turn, may be one way that maternal depression affects children, because we know that children of mothers who are depressed are at higher risk of behavioral and emotional problems, they may need treatment as well.

  4. Phyllis Mcginley:

    God knows that a mother needs fortitude and courage and tolerance and flexibility and patience and firmness and nearly every other brave aspect of the human soul. But because I happen to be a parent of almost fiercely maternal nature, I praise casualness . It seems to me the rarest of virtues. It is useful enough when children are small. It is important to the point of necessity when they are adolescents.

  5. Veronica Hinton:

    Given that multiple factors seem to contribute to falling in the lower 5 percent on school readiness measures - including living in an impoverished household, primary language other than English, lower maternal education, and black maternal race, as well as late preterm (birth) - it is reasonable to believe that the reasons why some late preterm children are at risk are multi-factorial.


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