AskDefine | Define fatherly

Dictionary Definition

fatherly adj
1 like or befitting a father or fatherhood; kind and protective [syn: fatherlike]
2 showing the affection of a father

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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈfɑːðəli/

Adjective

fatherly
  1. Characteristic of what is considered the ideal behaviour pertaining to fatherhood.
    fatherly advice
  2. Characteristic of fathers, paternal.

Translations

characteristic of what is considered the ideal behaviour pertaining to fatherhood
characteristic of fathers, paternal

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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