pseudo fatherly

fatherly

[fah-ther-lee]
adjective
1.
of, like, or befitting a father.
adverb
2.
Obsolete. in the manner of a father.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English faderly, Old English fæderlic. See father, -ly

fatherliness, noun
pseudofatherly, adverb
unfatherly, adjective


1. Fatherly, paternal refer to the relationship of a male parent to his children. Fatherly has emotional connotations; it always suggests a kind, protective, tender, or forbearing attitude: fatherly advice. Paternal may suggest a kindly, proprietary attitude: paternal interest; but it may also be used objectively, as a legal and official term: his paternal grandmother; paternal estate.
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fatherly (ˈfɑːðəlɪ)
 
adj
of, resembling, or suitable to a father
 
'fatherliness
 
n

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