unladylike

adjective un·la·dy·like \ ˌən-ˈlā-dē-ˌlīk \
|Updated on: 30 May 2018

Definition of unladylike

: not becoming or suitable to a lady : not ladylike
  • unladylike behavior/language
  • She looked like she was going to laugh again, but she just gave an unladylike snort and wagged her head.
  • —Jerry Spinelli

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1766

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