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maidenly

[ meyd-n-lee ]
/ ˈmeɪd n li /
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adjective

pertaining to, characteristic of, or befitting a maiden: a maidenly blush.

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Origin of maidenly

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at maiden, -ly
maid·en·li·ness, nounun·maid·en·li·ness, nounun·maid·en·ly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for maidenly

maidenly
/ (ˈmeɪdənlɪ) /

adjective

of or befitting a maiden
maidenliness, noun
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