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lady

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of lady

  1. 1 an adult female human being <“ladies and gentlemen, please observe closely,” said the magician> Synonyms female, woman, skirt [slang]Related Words dame, gentlewoman; madam, madame, senora (or señora); babe [slang], beauty, belle, chick [slang], damsel, doll, gal, girl, ingenue (or ingénue), lass, lassie, mademoiselle, maid, maiden, miss, senorita (or señorita)

  2. 2 the female partner in a marriage <in public the husband was frequently seen holding hands with his lady> Synonyms helpmate, helpmeet, wife, little woman, madam, missus (or missis), Mrs., old lady, wifey, woman [chiefly dialect]Related Words bride; better half, companion, consort, mate, partner, significant other, soul mate, spouse; dowager, matron; hausfrau, homemaker, housekeeper, housewife, stay-at-home; widow

  3. 3 a woman of high birth or social position <the ladies of the royal court were all dressed extravagantly> Synonyms dame, gentlewoman, milady, noblewoman, peeressRelated Words baroness, countess, duchess, marchesa, marchioness, marquise, princess, queen, viscountess; dowager, matriarch, matron, mistress; ladyship, madam

  4. 4 a female romantic companion <warned his fellow biker to stop messing with his lady> Synonyms gal, gill, girl, inamorata, girlfriend, ladylove, old lady, womanRelated Words mistress, moll; beloved, darling, dear, favorite, flame, honey, love, lover, significant other, sweet, sweetheart, valentine





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