ladylike

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adjective la·dy·like \ˈlā-dē-ˌlīk\

Definition of ladylike

  1. 1 :  becoming or suitable to a lady

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

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

Examples of ladylike in a sentence

  1. encouraging young women to be more ladylike

1534

First Known Use of ladylike

1534


LADYLIKE Defined for English Language Learners

ladylike

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adjective la·dy·like \ˈlā-dē-ˌlīk\

Definition of ladylike for English Language Learners

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


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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