womanly

adjective wom·an·ly \ ˈwu̇-mən-lē \

Definition of womanly

1 :having qualities generally associated with a woman
2 :appropriate in character to a woman

womanliness

noun

Examples of womanly in a Sentence

  1. She gave off a womanly radiance.

  2. the novelist displays a womanly sensitivity to the characters' feelings

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First Known Use of womanly

13th century


WOMANLY Defined for English Language Learners

womanly

adjective

Definition of womanly for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing qualities (such as beauty or gentleness) that are expected in a woman


WOMANLY Defined for Kids

womanly

adjective wom·an·ly \ ˈwu̇-mən-lē \

Definition of womanly for Students

:having the characteristics typical of a woman


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