un·​maidenly | \ ¦ən+ \

Definition of unmaidenly

: 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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First Known Use of unmaidenly

1581, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for unmaidenly

un- entry 1 + maidenly

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“Unmaidenly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmaidenly. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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