wifely

adjective wife·ly \ ˈwī-flē \
Updated on: 22 Feb 2018

Definition of wifely

: of, relating to, or befitting a wife

wifeliness

play \ˈwī-flē-nəs\ noun

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First Known Use of wifely

before 12th century


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wifely

adjective

Definition of wifely for English Language Learners

  • : of, relating to, or suitable for a wife


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