Synonyms for maternalməˈtɜr nl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. maternal(adj)

    characteristic of a mother

    Synonyms:
    maternal(p), parental, paternal, enate, enatic

    Antonyms:
    unrelated, paternal, fatherlike, fatherly, paternalistic

  2. maternal(adj)

    relating to or derived from one's mother

    Synonyms:
    maternal(p), parental, paternal, enate, enatic

    Antonyms:
    fatherly, paternal, fatherlike, paternalistic, unrelated

  3. parental, maternal, paternal(adj)

    relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent

    Synonyms:
    enate, paternal, agnatic, parental, maternal(p), agnate, enatic, maternal

    Antonyms:
    paternal, paternalistic, unrelated, fatherly, fatherlike

  4. enate, enatic, maternal(p)(adj)

    related on the mother's side

    Antonyms:
    paternalistic, paternal, fatherlike, unrelated, fatherly

Wiktionary

  1. maternal(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    paternal

  2. maternal(adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a mother; having the characteristics of a mother, motherly.

    Antonyms:
    paternal

  3. maternal(adjective)

    Related through the mother, or her side of the family.

    Antonyms:
    paternal

  4. maternal(adjective)

    Derived from the mother as opposed to the foetus during pregnancy.

    Antonyms:
    paternal

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