maidenly

adjective
maid·​en·​ly | \ ˈmā-dᵊn-lē How to pronounce maidenly (audio) \

Definition of maidenly

: of, resembling, or suitable to a maiden

Examples of maidenly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Virgo Virgo is symbolized by the maidenly virgin, which often leads to the misconception that Virgos are prudish and innocent. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, 25 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of maidenly

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Maidenly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maidenly. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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