Synonyms of 'paternal'
He has always taken a paternal interest in her.
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A concerned friend put a comforting arm around her shoulder.
Fatherly feelings or actions are like those of a kind father.
He took my arm in a fatherly way.
Thesaurus for paternal from the Collins English Thesaurus
Paternal is used to describe feelings or actions which are typical of those of a kind father towards his child .