Parentlike vs Patentlike - What's the difference?

parentlike | patentlike |


As adjectives the difference between parentlike and patentlike

is that parentlike is resembling or characteristic of a parent while patentlike is having some characteristics of a patent.

parentlike

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Resembling or characteristic of a parent.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2008, date=February 17, author=Jessica Bruder, title=Up All Night, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=With relief, she recognizes her dog, Max, who in a parentlike role has come to guide her home. }}

    patentlike

    English

    Alternative forms

    *patent-like

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having some characteristics of a patent