Definition of Grandmotherly

1. a. Like a grandmother in age or manner; kind; indulgent.



Definition of Grandmotherly

1. Adjective. In the manner of a grandmother ¹

2. Adjective. Having the characteristics of a grandmother ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grandmotherly

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grandmotherly

grandmammas
grandmammies
grandmammy
grandmas
grandmaster
grandmaternal
grandmom
grandmommies
grandmommy
grandmoms
grandmother
grandmother-in-law
grandmotherhood
grandmothering
grandmotherless
grandmotherly (current term)
grandmothers
grandmothers-in-law
grandmum
grandmummies
grandmums
grandnephew
grandnephews
grandness
grandnesses
grandniece
grandnieces
grandog
grandpa
grandpapa

Literary usage of Grandmotherly

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1907)
"When the Snowdrop goes to Town In her little grandmotherly bonnet, With only a ribbon of light By a miracle fastened upon It. She takes for the world to ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"A gentle, pensive, grandmotherly sort of way. ... A grandmotherly being who thinks a student can do no wrong. ..."

3. Proceedings by Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of Ohio (1895)
"grandmotherly INTERFERENCE. Bv FRANK KRAFT, MD, CLEVELAND, O. I believe that I am safe in saying that there is no reader of this paper who has not at some ..."

4. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1873)
"They will not be deterred, I take it, by such phrases as "grandmotherly government," from insisting that society shall be organized precisely *o that point ..."

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