Fraternal is a synonym of brotherlike.
As adjectives the difference between fraternal and brotherlike
is that fraternal
is of brothers (fraternal twins
) while brotherlike
is resembling a brother or some aspect of one.
Of brothers (fraternal twins ).
Related through a brother (fraternal nephew ).
In need of a brother or sister or friend.
Like brothers (fraternal cousins ).
Brotherly, befitting or of a brother or brothers.
Friendly or brotherly (e.g. fraternal relations between socialist parties in different countries).
Being or of a society of men linked in brotherly union ( ).
Platonic (as fraternal love - brotherly love).
- a delighted shout from the children swung him toward the door again. His sister, Mrs. Gerard, stood there in carriage gown and sables, radiant with surprise. ¶ "Phil! You! Exactly like you, Philip, to come strolling in from the antipodes—dear fellow!" recovering from the fraternal embrace and holding both lapels of his coat in her gloved hands.
* paternal, maternal
Resembling a brother or some aspect of one.