Definition of parenthood in English:



  • The state of being a parent and the responsibilities involved.

    ‘high rates of single parenthood’
    • ‘The organisation also warns that parenthood forces mothers into low paid jobs or to give up work altogether.’
    • ‘However unusual her mother's approach to parenthood, it paid off.’
    • ‘Dressing a little girl is, for many mothers, one of the most enjoyable aspects of their parenthood.’
    • ‘He has all the support from his mother and friends but is deprived of normal parenthood.’
    • ‘Voting for this bill is not a vote for motherhood, or parenthood, or fatherhood - it is not.’
    childcare, child-rearing, motherhood, fatherhood, parenting, mothering, fathering
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