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ladylike

[ ley-dee-lahyk ]
/ ˈleɪ diˌlaɪk /
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adjective

like a lady.
befitting a lady: in a ladylike manner.

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Origin of ladylike

First recorded in 1580–90; lady + -like

OTHER WORDS FROM ladylike

la·dy·like·ness, nounun·la·dy·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ladylike

ladylike
/ (ˈleɪdɪˌlaɪk) /

adjective

like or befitting a lady in manners and bearing; refined and fastidious
derogatory (of a man) effeminate

Derived forms of ladylike

ladylikeness, noun
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