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[woo m-uh n-lahyk] /ˈwʊm ənˌlaɪk/
like a woman; womanly.
Origin of womanlike
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at woman, -like
Related forms
unwomanlike, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I dislike that sort of writing which is neither manlike nor womanlike, and in which young Rameau excels.

    The Parisians, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • womanlike, I suppose, I decided to make a sacrifice of myself.

    The Hindered Hand Sutton E. Griggs
  • womanlike, she wished him to say that he was in the wrong, so that her pride might be saved.

    The Solitary Farm Fergus Hume
  • Peggy, womanlike, forgot that they had approached him in the first place.

    The Rough Road William John Locke
  • The charm of the denied, the inaccessible is on her, womanlike.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • womanlike, she had been longing for him to do so for some time, but resented it bitterly when he did.

    To Love Margaret Peterson
  • It was speedily evident to her that, womanlike, the Frenchwoman was not satisfied with the fact of her husband's immense success.

    The Way of Ambition Robert Hichens
  • womanlike, she felt certain that the other girl was not good enough for David.

    Patchwork Anna Balmer Myers
  • But there her dignity stopped; for seeing that she had got a lever in her hands she began at once, womanlike, to use it.

  • Then there is a young girl with shy eyes and quiet, womanlike actions.

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