matronly

[ mey-truh n-lee ]
/ ˈmeɪ trən li /

adjective

of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a matron; maturely dignified; stately.
characteristic of or suitable for a matron.

Origin of matronly

First recorded in 1650–60; matron + -ly

Related forms

ma·tron·li·ness, noun
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matronly

/ (ˈmeɪtrənlɪ) /

adjective

of, characteristic of, or suitable for a matron; staid and dignified in a manner associated with a middle-aged, usually plump, woman

Derived Forms

matronliness, noun
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