pertaining to, befitting, or like a daughter.

Origin of daughterly

First recorded in 1525–35; daughter + -ly
Related formsdaugh·ter·li·ness, nounun·daugh·ter·ly, adjective
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Examples from the Web for daughterly

Historical Examples of daughterly

  • All that you feel for me is respect and gratitude and daughterly affection.

  • "And daughterly affection from you is an adequate return," he said pleasantly.

    Elsie's Winter Trip

    Martha Finley

  • The letters are charming expressions of paternal and daughterly affection.

  • Not a very ladylike or daughterly speech, but shockingly true.

    Half Portions

    Edna Ferber

  • In a daughterly way, she placed the bunch of dwarf-roses in his bosom, and took very careful notice whether it pleased him.

    Titan: A Romance v. 1 (of 2)

    Jean Paul Friedrich Richter