adjective wife·ly \ˈwī-flē\

: of, relating to, or suitable for a wife

Full Definition of WIFELY

:  of, relating to, or befitting a wife
wife·li·ness \-flē-nəs\ noun

First Known Use of WIFELY

before 12th century


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