motherlessness
noun see mother I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • motherlessness — noun The state or condition of being motherless …   Wiktionary

  • motherlessness — moth·er·less·ness …   English syllables

  • motherlessness — noun see motherless …   Useful english dictionary

  • mother — I. noun Etymology: Middle English moder, from Old English mōdor; akin to Old High German muoter mother, Latin mater, Greek mētēr, Sanskrit mātṛ Date: before 12th century 1. a. a female parent b. (1) a woman in authority; specifically the superior …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • mother — mother1 motherless, adj. motherlessness, n. /mudh euhr/, n. 1. a female parent. 2. (often cap.) one s female parent. 3. a mother in law, stepmother, or adoptive mother. 4. a term of address for a female parent or a woman having or regarded as… …   Universalium

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  • desolation — Synonyms and related words: Arabia Deserta, Death Valley, Sahara, abandonment, aching heart, agonizingness, agony, agony of mind, anguish, bale, barren, barren land, barrenness, barrens, bitterness, bleeding heart, bloodbath, blue ruin, breakup,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • mother — [ mʌδə] noun 1》 a woman in relation to her child or children.     ↘a female animal in relation to its offspring. 2》 (Mother) (especially as a title or form of address) the head of a female religious community. 3》 informal an extreme example or… …   English new terms dictionary

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