maternalistic, protective, agnate, motherlike, motherly, enate, sympathetic, enatic, related, parental, paternal, agnatic.
Minta Hurd's love for the unhappy being who had brought her to this pass had been infinitely maternal.
There was something rather pathetic, almost maternal,
in the old man's care of her, and Diana's lips quivered.
Mrs. Peyton flushed, her maternal
pride in revolt; but the answer was checked on her lips by the sense of the girl's unexpected insight.