[woo m-uh n-lahyk]


like a woman; womanly.

Origin of womanlike

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at woman, -like
Related formsun·wom·an·like, adjective

Synonyms for womanlike

See womanly.
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Related Words for womanlike

epicene, feminine, unmanly, womanish, womanly, sissified

Examples from the Web for womanlike

Historical Examples of womanlike

  • Womanlike, she felt certain that the other girl was not good enough for David.


    Anna Balmer Myers

  • Then there is a young girl with shy eyes and quiet, womanlike actions.

  • The charm of the denied, the inaccessible is on her, womanlike.

    Robert Elsmere

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • Womanlike, I suppose, I decided to make a sacrifice of myself.

    The Hindered Hand

    Sutton E. Griggs

  • Peggy, womanlike, forgot that they had approached him in the first place.

    The Rough Road

    William John Locke