What is another word for stepmother?

Pronunciation: [stˈɛpmʌðə] (IPA)

The word "stepmother" represents a female spouse of one's father, who is not one's biological mother. However, there are numerous synonyms that can be used to describe a stepmother, including "bonus mom", "co-parent", "second mother", "surrogate mother", "alternamom", "foster mother", and "adoptive mother". Using these alternatives is particularly helpful when describing positive relationships with stepmothers, who may often be seen in a negative light in popular culture. These synonyms acknowledge the important role and contribution that stepmothers can make in a family, and helps to foster understanding and appreciation for non-traditional family structures.

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What are the hypernyms for Stepmother?

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What are the hyponyms for Stepmother?

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  • hyponyms for stepmother (as nouns)

Usage examples for Stepmother

"We did not know you were coming; at least, he never told me," said her stepmother, in a weak, broken voice, as she arose from her seat.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
While her stepmother went in search of something to offer her, Kate sat down beside the fire, deep in thought.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
Not just yet," added she, as her stepmother pressed a glass of wine on her acceptance; "a little later, perhaps.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever

Famous quotes with Stepmother

  • Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home.
    John Dewey
  • Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways, has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals, especially in the more thoughtful men, which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and envious of another s.
    Desiderius Erasmus
  • Better a serpent than a stepmother!
    Euripides
  • To be sure a stepmother to a girl is a different thing to a second wife to a man!
    Elizabeth Gaskell
  • A day is sometimes our mother, sometimes our stepmother.
    Hesiod

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