parently

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From parent +‎ -ly.

Adjective[edit]

parently (comparative more parently, superlative most parently)

  1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a parent; parental.
    • 1978, Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Ourselves and our children:
      A great benefit of breaking down sexism would be creation of a more "parently" society by recognizing and validating the traditional nurturing strengths of women, []
    • 2001, Ishwar Modi, Ageing and Human Development:
      They feel they are caught up in all these parently duties. All their waking hours are taken up in housekeeping, caring for the daughter, son-in-law and the grandchild.

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