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fa·ther·ly

 (fä′thər-lē)
adj.
1. Of, like, or appropriate to a father: fatherly love.
2. Showing the affection of a father.
adv.
In a manner befitting a father.

fa′ther·li·ness n.
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fatherly

(ˈfɑːðəlɪ)
adj
of, resembling, or suitable to a father
ˈfatherliness n
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fa•ther•ly

(ˈfɑ ðər li)

adj.
1. of, like, or befitting a father.
adv.
2. in the manner of a father.
[before 1000]
fa′ther•li•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fatherly - like or befitting a father or fatherhood; kind and protective
paternal - characteristic of a father
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fatherly

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fatherly

adjective
Like a father:
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Translations
أَبَوي
otcovský
faderlig
isällinen
atyai
föîurlegur
baba gibibabacan

fatherly

[ˈfɑːðəlɪ] ADJ [person] → paternal; [advice, behaviour] → paterno
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fatherly

[ˈfɑːðərli] adj [person, figure] → paternel(le); [advice] → paternel(le)Father's Day nfête f des Pères
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fatherly

adjväterlich, wie ein Vater
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fatherly

[ˈfɑːðəlɪ] adjpaterno/a
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father

(ˈfaːðə) noun
1. a male parent, especially human. Mr Smith is her father.
2. (with capital) the title of a (usually Roman Catholic) priest. I met Father Sullivan this morning.
3. a person who begins, invents or first makes something. King Alfred was the father of the English navy.
verb
to be the father of. King Charles II fathered a number of children.
ˈfatherhood noun
the state or condition of being a father. Now that the children are older I am enjoying fatherhood.
ˈfatherly adjective
like a father. He showed a fatherly interest in his friend's child.
ˈfather-in-law noun
the father of one's wife or husband.
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