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adjective, wife·li·er, wife·li·est.
  1. of, like, or befitting a wife.
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Also wifelike.

Origin of wifely

before 900; Middle English wifly, Old English wīflīc. See wife, -ly
Related formswife·li·ness, nounun·wife·ly, adjective
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