monkish

[ muhng-kish ]
/ ˈmʌŋ kɪʃ /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a monk: a monkish manner.

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Origin of monkish

First recorded in 1540–50; monk + -ish1

OTHER WORDS FROM monkish

monk·ish·ly, adverbmonk·ish·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for monkish

monkish
/ (ˈmʌŋkɪʃ) /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a monk or monks

Derived forms of monkish

monkishly, adverbmonkishness, noun
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