Fatherliness
Fatherliness Fa"ther*li*ness, n. [From {Fatherly}.] The qualities of a father; parantal kindness, care, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • fatherliness — fatherly ► ADJECTIVE ▪ referring to a father, especially in being protective and affectionate. DERIVATIVES fatherliness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • fatherliness — noun the benignity and protectiveness of or befitting a father the gentleness and fatherliness of the strange old man eased her fears • Syn: ↑paternal quality • Derivationally related forms: ↑fatherly • Hypernyms: ↑parental quality …   Useful english dictionary

  • fatherliness — noun see fatherly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fatherliness — See fatherly. * * * …   Universalium

  • fatherliness — noun The property of being fatherly …   Wiktionary

  • fatherliness — fa·ther·li·ness || fɑðərlɪnɪs /fɑːðə n. fatherly behavior, quality of being paternal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fatherliness — fa·ther·li·ness …   English syllables

  • fatherly — fatherliness, n. /fah dheuhr lee/, adj. 1. of, like, or befitting a father. adv. 2. Obs. in the manner of a father. [bef. 1000; ME faderly, OE faederlic. See FATHER, LY] Syn. 1. FATHERLY, PATERNAL refer to the relationship of a male parent to his …   Universalium

  • paternal quality — noun the benignity and protectiveness of or befitting a father the gentleness and fatherliness of the strange old man eased her fears • Syn: ↑fatherliness • Derivationally related forms: ↑fatherly (for: ↑fatherliness) …   Useful english dictionary

  • kindness — n 1. goodness, benevolence, benignity, benignancy, beneficence; mildness, gentleness, tenderness, Archaic. gentilesse; compassion, love, lovingness, brotherly love, humanity, humaneness, decency; generosity, charity, bounty, largesse;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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