Synonyms of maternal in English:

maternal


See definition of maternal

adjective

1‘the baby aroused her maternal instincts’

SYNONYMS
motherly, maternalistic
protective, caring, nurturing, loving, devoted, affectionate, fond, warm, tender, gentle, kind, kindly, comforting, compassionate

2‘his maternal grandparents’

SYNONYMS
on one's mother's side, on the distaff side
ANTONYMS

paternal