womanliness

noun
wom·​an·​li·​ness | \ ˈwu̇-mən-lē-nəs How to pronounce womanliness (audio) \

Definition of womanliness

: the quality or state of being womanly (as in having qualities such as beauty or gentleness that are traditionally associated with a woman) After decades of defining ideal womanliness based on humility and positivity, it's no wonder we're thrown off by one who stands up and says, I'm angry, I was wronged, and I deserve to be here.— Monica Hesse Other houses flirted with relaxed interpretations of womanliness—fluid skirts and feminine knits at Hermes, for instance.The Windsor (Ontario) Star

First Known Use of womanliness

1538, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of womanliness was in 1538

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“Womanliness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/womanliness. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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