fatherlike vs fatherly what difference

what is difference between fatherlike and fatherly

English

Etymology

From father +‎ -like. Doublet of fatherly.

Adjective

fatherlike (comparative more fatherlike, superlative most fatherlike)

  1. having the qualities of a father

Synonyms

  • fatherly
  • paternal


English

Etymology

From Middle English faderly, from Old English fæderlīċ (fatherly, paternal), from Proto-Germanic *fadurlīkaz (fatherly, paternal), equivalent to father +‎ -ly. Cognate with West Frisian faderlik (fatherly), Dutch vaderlijk (fatherly), German väterlich (fatherly), Danish faderlig (fatherly), Swedish faderlig (fatherly), Icelandic föðurlegur (fatherly) . Doublet of fatherlike.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɑːðəli/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfɑðɚli/

Adjective

fatherly (comparative more fatherly, superlative most fatherly)

  1. Characteristic of what is considered the ideal behaviour pertaining to fatherhood.
    fatherly advice
  2. Characteristic of fathers, paternal.

Derived terms

  • fatherliness
  • unfatherly

Translations

Anagrams

  • Flaherty

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