Synonyms of maternity


1. pregnancy, gestation, maternity, physical condition, physiological state, physiological condition

usage: the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus

2. motherhood, maternity, kinship, family relationship, relationship

usage: the kinship relation between an offspring and the mother

3. motherliness, maternalism, maternal quality, maternity, parental quality

usage: the quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother; "the girl's motherliness made her invaluable in caring for the children"

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Definition and meaning of maternity (Dictionary)