Definition of motherlike in US English:


adverb & adjective

  • See mother

    • ‘Corrina walked with Aaron back to his room, tucked him under the sheets, and kissed his forehead in a very mother-like fashion.’
    • ‘That could have been followed by any number of mother-like observations: Such nice girls.’
    • ‘‘Kerry?’ the tone of her voice sounded mother-like.’’
    • ‘She could easily fake a very mother-like voice, and was always appointed with the job of calling their school and reporting their absences.’
    • ‘She becomes, in relation to Nigel, a mother-like figure.’