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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

In the manner of a female parent of one's parents.

Usage examples (34)
  • It was more intended to point out what getting called grandmotherly means when you are a politician.
  • In politics, being called grandmotherly is an insult, being called angry and resentful is a compliment.
  • Out of a political context being called grandmotherly is a good thing, inside the political context though, is another story.
  • Except that this woman wasn't near being what any man in his right mind would call grandmotherly, her actual age notwithstanding. for more
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