[ daw-ter-lee ]

  1. pertaining to, befitting, or like a daughter.

Origin of daughterly

First recorded in 1525–35; daughter + -ly

Other words from daughterly

  • daugh·ter·li·ness, noun
  • un·daugh·ter·ly, adjective

Words Nearby daughterly

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How to use daughterly in a sentence

  • As for the Country Girl, we are far from suggesting a separation between the motherly and the daughterly ideals.

    The American Country Girl | Martha Foote Crow
  • She had numberless daughterly ways which none but those unused to them like him would have observed.

  • A charming little scene of daughterly devotion, worthy a paragraph if there were a journalist in sight!

    Vision House | C. N. Williamson
  • Right daughterly did Hilda show herself that day, and Faith herself could hardly have been more tender and helpful.

    Queen Hildegarde | Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
  • It was a smile of almost daughterly sympathy and comradeship, friendly and innocent, and wholly irresistible.

    Harriet and the Piper | Kathleen Norris