Synonym of maternal

Alternative for maternal

Synonym: motherly,

Antonym: paternal,


Having the characteristics or qualities of a mother
motherly nurturing protective affectionate caring devoted loving maternalistic tender warm fond gentle kind mother comforting compassionate kindly guiding parental sympathetic fatherly benevolent paternal understanding solicitous good-natured warmhearted considerate charitable gracious kind-hearted tenderhearted thoughtful softhearted kindhearted benign beneficent warm-hearted humane soft empathetic soft-hearted indulgent goodhearted supportive tender-hearted large-hearted giving attentive altruistic generous merciful responsive benignant feeling good-hearted big-hearted great-hearted sensitive watchful helpful forbearing concerned empathic selfless philanthropical genial philanthropic neighborly neighbourly fatherlike bleeding-heart cordial hospitable sheltering friendly doting affable careful unselfish amiable humanitarian pleasant mild amicable parent brotherly tolerant lenient congenial cheerful decent sociable obliging angelic likable open-hearted likeable well meaning good-humoured all heart good-humored encouraging gallant welcoming chivalrous sweet pitying sisterly nice munificent patient greathearted benefic liberal clement magnanimous lovable easygoing agreeable unoffensive mellow well intentioned respectful sweet-tempered pleasing well-mannered patriarchal matriarchal reassuring supporting protecting caretaking broody uplifting inspiring inspiriting receptive boosting gratifying stimulating touchy-feely soothing cheering fulfilling wholesome eleemosynary unstinting soft touch cooperative polite calm good tactful propitious open-handed dutiful lavish princely delightful big bounteous public-spirited good-tempered regardful bountiful heart in right place accommodating openhanded openhearted noble courteous engaging freehanded deferential meek moderate humble quiet reverent soft-spoken temperate shy peaceful bland modest moral mild-mannered retiring non-confrontational cool pacific peaceable laid back placid dove-like unassuming lamblike forgiving demure dovelike harmless hearty soft-centred comradely enthusiastic heartfelt paternalistic mindful vigilant cheery sincere earnest happy wholehearted genuine inviting eager companionable approachable wary possessive defensive palsy convivial matey amorous deep chummy bonhomous buddy-buddy palsy-walsy clinging overprotective jealous consoling commiserative human sympathizing condoling commiserating piteous ruthful bighearted sympathising having heart in right place sparing open-minded well disposed well-disposed bleeding heart do-good loving and giving old softie well-intentioned easy civil free ungrudging easy-going complaisant open unsparing fulsome favorable freehearted self-sacrificing favourable free-handed social civilized prodigal mannerly sentimental amenable civilised urbane gregarious diplomatic high-minded honest honourable jovial outgoing honorable just permissive well-bred approving personable compliant gentlemanly well mannered clubby charming handsome lofty ladylike extroverted soft-touch decorous accessible fair loose genteel conversable appreciative accepting clubbable complimentary polished profuse willing generous to a fault intimate conciliatory easy to get along with excellent long-suffering pardoning hail-fellow-well-met unreserved reasonable positive pally fraternal self-denying harmonious even-tempered lovely courtly collegial cultivated suave abundant laudatory loyal mollycoddling condoning pampering hail-fellow accommodative flattering broad-minded commendatory acceptable ready self-effacing natural adoring equitable eager to please chirpy upright perceptive plenteous eager to help mushy righteous extrovert unstinted winsome refined perky comprehending willingly given discreet company-loving well-behaved high uninhibited politic couthy almsgiving going easy on disinterested regular cosy cozy avuncular lax self-forgetting light well bred overindulgent moralistic ample spoiling denying incorruptible well-meaning close faithful allowing interested stoical excusing permitting yielding serene plentiful conscientious resigned communal extravagant full stoic uncomplaining reverential like-minded commending heedful dear worthy assuaging soft-shell unpresumptuous observant glowing ethical respectable tranquil unflappable winning virtuous admiring rave breezy prepossessing heartening unrestrained restrained longanimous sweet-natured principled upstanding useful unctuous discerning aware elevated great lordly calming submissive being big lovesome cultured extraverted self-controlled self-restrained swell affirmative applauding approbatory heartwarming gladdening debonair good-mannered smooth clubable insightful formal poised easy to get on with predisposed well behaved acclamatory well spoken approbative well brought up praiseful well-spoken self-forgetful unprejudiced vulnerable bubbly suitable becoming confident sensible wonderful immaculate personal thoughty guestfriendly amusing confiding hilarious jocose entertaining kindred funny amical comical attached vibrant happy-go-lucky compatible jocular on good terms understandable nonmalignant emotional rich beneficial nonthreatening goody-goody angelical spotless social-minded holy pharisaical esteemed creditable respected inoffensive unerring patriotic contributing donating socially concerned prosocial pitiful advantageous very kind worried anxious couth cosseting emollient letting assuasive favoring humoring acquiescent appealing ingratiating responsible forthcoming stately informal marshmallow softie brother's sibling familial genealogical adaptable pliable profitable taking captivating enchanting unmarred pietistical pristine unflawed chaste graceful pietistic favouring humouring soft-shelled nonjudgmental overpermissive communicative relaxed docile vicarious appreciating placable idealistic public- spirited heroic as nice as pie simpatico beneficient valuable non-malignant live with backslapping Robin Hood good scout unmean Christian condescending obsequious punctilious copacetic familiar tight handy wellmannered sublime lively valiant goodish non-hostile virginal untouched unblamable redeemable redeeming prayerful unkind unrelenting cruel excessive procrustean inexorable overgenerous favorably inclined favourably inclined well brought-up praising unconstrained knightly composed going along with salutary willing to forgive favourably disposed overabundant immoderate intemperate profligate wasteful thriftless improvident conflict-free attention-seeking ardent jolly bluff trustworthy buddy buddy easy-oasy equable chilled willing to please wild able to live with barley-sugar concordant agreeing square shooting accordant right nice user friendly on tap on deck dependable incorrupt in favor of okay recommendatory inclined assenting Santa Claus welcome proper merry casual free-and-easy unstinging exuberant reserved unobtrusive simple down-to-earth unpretentious downright neighborly jejune vapid dull subservient spiritless obeisant forbearant tame flat subdued kin elegant willing to help enduring imperturbable unexcitable upbeat joyous jocund glad chipper enlivening upper up sunny blithe amatory passionate overfond undemanding fervent demonstrative straight right true persistent philosophical persevering intuitive over the top living with romantic enamoured lovey-dovey addicted enamored has heart in right place equanimous untiring mild-tempered unruffled self-possessed inexcitable passive cognizant conscious sunny side up going easy with stand-up subtle judicious delicate impassive philosophic fortitudinous weak sensitized impressionable reactive spineless boneless consolatory bound up close-knit silly over impressible sensitised emotionable perceiving knowing unimposing expressing adoration clean-living all right on the up and up well-brought-up squeaky clean right-minded prudent seemly with the patience of Job supersensitive finely tuned dexterous wise skilled adroit skillful cautious tactical deft skilful savvy turned on to touchy feely tuned in relieving dextrous satisfying rewarding easing treating with kid gloves treating something with kid gloves heart-warming congratulatory warming softening invigorating succouring revivifying sustaining allaying envigorating remedying restoring mitigating revitalizing curing succoring solacing abating analeptic bolstering revitalising lightening health-giving upholding alleviating freeing refreshing panegyrical honeyed adulatory eulogizing sugary encomiastic saccharine eulogistic laudative encomiastical with highest recommendation fair-spoken eulogising sycophantic plauditory celebrating honouring highly favourable fawning highly favorable honoring well-wishing with high praise


Relating to a mother, especially during pregnancy or shortly after childbirth


Having maternal qualities


Tracing descent only through female lines

Antonym of maternal

maternal Idiom, Proverb

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