wifely

adjective
wife·​ly | \ˈwī-flē \

Definition of wifely 

: of, relating to, or befitting a wife

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wifeliness \ˈwī-​flē-​nəs \ noun

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An even more incendiary interview surfaced online in March, in which Patterson can be heard boasting about having counseled an abused woman, who showed up to church with two black eyes, to submit to domestic violence as her wifely duty. Virginia Heffernan, WIRED, "ChurchToo and Mike Pence’s Crisis of Faith," 21 June 2018 To play Midge, Brosnahan consulted a stack of vintage Good Housekeeping magazines, clipping articles about wifely deportment. Alexis Soloski, idahostatesman, "Did you hear the one about the housewife who walks into a comedy club?," 7 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of wifely

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wifely was before the 12th century

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wifely

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of wifely

: of, relating to, or suitable for a wife

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