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ladylike

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adjective la·dy·like \-ˌlīk\

Simple Definition of ladylike

  • : polite and quiet in a way that has traditionally been considered suited to a woman

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ladylike

  1. 1 :  becoming or suitable to a lady

  2. 2 :  resembling a lady in appearance or manners :  well-bred

  3. 3 a :  feeling or showing too much concern about elegance or propriety <ladylike embarrassment at not being the wife of a real doctor — Lewis Vogler> b :  lacking in strength, force, or virility

Examples of ladylike in a sentence

  1. encouraging young women to be more ladylike



1586

First Known Use of ladylike

1586


LADYLIKE Defined for Kids

ladylike

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adjective la·dy·like \ˈlā-dē-ˌlīk\

Definition of ladylike for Students

  1. :  suitable to a woman or girl who behaves in a polite way <It was not ladylike to yell like that. — Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie>




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