Definition of paternal:
tender, custodial parent, agnate, blood relation, clanswoman, charge, paternalistic, elder, generous, clansman, gentle, warm-hearted, enate, empty nester, maternal, nice, sensitive, related, dad, fatherly, birth mother, agnatic, parental, enatic, caring, warm, fatherlike, deadbeat dad, father, eldest, birth parent, blood, kind, protective, fatherhood, birth father, patrilineal, black sheep, dependent, daddy, kin, the elder, good.
- "The Parisians, Book 11.", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
They had hardly done shaking hands with him and Captain Raymond, to whom their grandfather introduced them with a look of paternal pride, when their mother and " Grandma Rose" returned to the drawing- room, and dinner was announced.- "Grandmother Elsie", Martha Finley.
- "The Boy With the U.S. Miners", Francis Rolt-Wheeler.