adjective, wife·li·er, wife·li·est.
Examples from the Web for wifely
He seems to have, at least if nothing else, a woman who flirts with him with a wifely confidence.
They seem less afraid of her hard power than they were of her soft, behind-the-scenes, wifely power.
The name of the Roman matron became a synonym of all that is noble, wifely, and motherly in the home.History of Education|Levi Seeley
Indeed, a recognition of the contrary would not have seemed to her consistent with wifely virtue.Unleavened Bread|Robert Grant
Alcestis consented to die in his stead, and is therefore here taken as the chief type of wifely devotion.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)|Geoffrey Chaucer
She made up for this wifely self-abnegation by frequenting the hen houses.Adopting An Abandoned Farm|Kate Sanborn
Wifely devotion seems to be out of fashion in these fin de sicle days.