unmaidenly

adjective un·maidenly \¦ən+\

Definition of unmaidenly

  1. :  not maidenly Whatsoever might be the faults of Kate Vavasor, an unmaidenly desire of catching a husband for herself was certainly not one of them. — Anthony Trollope, Can You Forgive Her?, 1865

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Origin and Etymology of unmaidenly

1un- + maidenly


First Known Use: 1581


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