Synonyms of maternal in English:

maternal


See definition of maternal

adjective

1‘the baby aroused her maternal instincts’

SYNONYMS

motherly, maternalistic

protective, caring, nurturing, loving, devoted, affectionate, fond, warm, tender, gentle, kind, kindly, comforting, compassionate

2‘his maternal grandparents’

SYNONYMS

on one's mother's side, on the distaff side

ANTONYMS

paternal