Synonyms of maternal


1. maternal (vs. paternal), maternalistic, motherlike, motherly, matriarchal

usage: characteristic of a mother; "warm maternal affection for her guest"- Dorothy Sayers

2. maternal

usage: relating to or derived from one's mother; "maternal genes"

3. parental (vs. filial), maternal, paternal

usage: relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent; "parental guidance"

4. enate, enatic, maternal(predicate), related (vs. unrelated)

usage: related on the mother's side; "my maternal grandmother"

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Definition and meaning of maternal (Dictionary)