maidenliness

noun
maid·​en·​li·​ness | \ ˈmā-dᵊn-lē-nəs How to pronounce maidenliness (audio) \

Definition of maidenliness

: conduct or traits befitting a maiden

First Known Use of maidenliness

1555, in the meaning defined above

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“Maidenliness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maidenliness. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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