adjective wom·an·ly \-lē\

: having or showing qualities (such as beauty or gentleness) that are expected in a woman

Full Definition of WOMANLY

:  having qualities generally associated with a woman
:  appropriate in character to a woman
wom·an·li·ness noun

Examples of WOMANLY

  1. She gave off a womanly radiance.
  2. <the novelist displays a womanly sensitivity to the characters' feelings>

First Known Use of WOMANLY

13th century


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