Definition of motherlessness in English:

motherlessness

noun

See motherless

‘Dylan and his black buddy, united by motherlessness, inherit a powerful ring from a local derelict.’
  • ‘Her motherlessness plays no small role in this; her obstinate self-sufficiency evidently compensates for her father's meekness and her mother's absence.’
  • ‘It is a patriarchal society's tradition of enforced motherlessness that is sought to be challenged at the cost of being regarded as an aberrant mother.’
  • ‘One of his observations about the theme of motherlessness in my books, remains for me, the most valuable thing ever said about my work.’
  • ‘Motherlessness in my situation was far too closely equated with lovelessness.’