mother figure

(redirected from mother figures)
Also found in: Dictionary.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Words related to mother figure

a woman who evokes the feelings usually reserved for a mother

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
Spend Hour Mama just sharing and talking with your Mom or mother figures without the constant pull of technology and social media.
"If he had murdered his mother or it had been something to do with her then I may have considered it." The jury heard earlier that Walsh, who dated a string of older women, had been more likely to form romantic attachments to older women because he was looking for an alternative mother figure.
The absence of or lack of care from a mother figure also has a lingering effect on the lives of children and adults, as portrayed through literary characters.
Joyce's work with younger women extends her role as a mother and mother figure and counters the actions of Imani's mother and the minister's wife who attempts to dismantle the young women's group Joyce leads.
The mother-child figure is something of a hybrid of the motherless and mother figures and is dependent upon both for its meaning.
Asked about the emphasis upon the feminine and great mother figures in her work, Jingalu replied, "I believe each person will receive different meanings from the paintings, and that meaning is right for them."
Brown and his subjects describe the complex and lasting impact mothers and mother figures have on their sons, and how these relationships have influenced their lives and attitudes.
Third, the most direct link Willis can trace between James, one of his mother figures, and the witches he prosecuted involves a labored series of postulated connections.
The day to honour motherhood is celebrated on second Sunday of May and is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures, expressing gratitude for the hardships they bear in bringing up a child.
I had two in my bedroom before I went to sleep on Tuesday but because my mum taught me to sing "Ladybird, ladybird fly away home, your house is on fire, your children all gone" I've always considered them rather tragic, caring, mother figures, so I left these two beasts alone.
After successfully getting rid of mother figures, the text never does manage to get rid of desire for the mother.
One in a long line of larger-than-life central mother figures in Naylor's canon, Eve is the first customer to arrive at Bailey's.
The day to honour motherhood is celebrated on second Sunday and is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures, expressing gratitude for the hardships they bear in bringing up a child.
Picchietti introduces philosophical theories of Aristotle and Hegel in order to show how the traditional mentality that has shaped the mother figure as one of secondary importance has its roots in a way of thinking presented as universal, but is in fact an imposition of the patriarchal system.
The mother figure is a crucial element of each context: She serves not only as a point of access to cultural history and racial identity, but also as a "cultural vehicle for fixing, ranking, and subduing groups and bodies" (4).