[ woom-uhn-lahyk ]
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  1. like a woman; womanly.

Origin of womanlike

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English; see origin at woman, -like

synonym study For womanlike

See womanly.

Other words from womanlike

  • un·wom·an·like, adjective

Words Nearby womanlike

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How to use womanlike in a sentence

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

    Patchwork | Anna Balmer Myers
  • womanlike, she tried to pay part of it by urging him to do something he considered impossible.

    Operation Terror | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • womanlike, she turned to King in that minute and confided to him her very inmost thoughts.

  • Lady Laura had not a word more to say about Phineas to her father; but, womanlike, she resolved that she would not abandon him.

    Phineas Finn | Anthony Trollope
  • womanlike, Doris Rives was thinking particularly rather than generally and of humans rather than abstractions.

    Day of the Moron | Henry Beam Piper