Definitions

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  • adj. Not raised by a mother.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deprived of a mother; motherless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not having a mother; deprived of a mother. Not having the feelings of a mother.

Etymologies

un- +‎ mothered (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There were five little foxes who now came out of the bushes and huddled around their dead mother, nudging her with their puny snouts, whimpering, unscared an unmothered.

    Potato Mash

  • Intellectual Principle — must be the Soul at its divinest: unmingled as the immediate emanation of the unmingled; remaining ever Above, as neither desirous nor capable of descending to this sphere, never having developed the downward tendency, a divine Hypostasis essentially aloof, so unreservedly an Authentic Being as to have no part with Matter — and therefore mythically “the unmothered” justly called not Celestial Spirit but

    The Six Enneads.

  • The accidents and vicissitudes of early chickenhood are serious matters to the unmothered chick, and they must not be overlooked by the breeder who figures his profits on paper.

    The Fat of the Land The Story of an American Farm

  • Especially are talks needed by mothers and unmothered girls who come from everywhere to the city.

    Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners A Complete Sexual Science and a Guide to Purity and Physical Manhood, Advice To Maiden, Wife, And Mother, Love, Courtship, And Marriage

  • He was talking to himself – broken, anguished words – but Una heard – heard and understood, with the sudden illumination that comes to sensitive, unmothered children.

    Rainbow Valley

  • The wretched of my race that line the alleys of the nation sit fatherless and unmothered; but Love sat beside his cradle, and in his ear Wisdom waited to speak.

    The Souls of Black Folk

  • Whatever the mother's feelings may have been in such cases – and there are but one or two of them occurring in the book – the custom of the sons continuing to live with their parents after marriage seems to have been so prevalent that the children would not have been left unmothered.

    Psalms of the Sisters

  • A sudden realization of the loneliness of Lydia's unmothered girlhood, of her innocent faith in him, touched the best that was in him.

    Lydia of the Pines

  • He was talking to himself -- broken, anguished words -- but Una heard -- heard and understood, with the sudden illumination that comes to sensitive, unmothered children.

    Rainbow Valley

  • Phil, the long-unmothered, the Main Street romp, the despair of sighing aunts, coming in for a hundred thousand dollars!

    Otherwise Phyllis

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