Adjective "Paternal" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Paternal


    Definition:

    1. characteristic of or befitting a father; fatherly: a kind and paternal reprimand.

    2. of or relating to a father.

    3. related on the father's side: one's paternal grandfather.

    4. derived or inherited from a father: paternal traits.

    Examples:

    "poems can be paternal from feelings."

    "grandmothers can be paternal."

    "grandfathers can be paternal."

    "grandparents can be paternal."

    "exposures can be paternal."

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