Matronlike
Matronlike Ma"tron*like`, a. Like a matron; sedate; grave; matronly. [1913 Webster]

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  • matronlike — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : matronly …   Useful english dictionary

  • Matronize — Mat ron*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Matronized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Matronizing}.] 1. To make a matron of; to make matronlike. [1913 Webster] Childbed matronizes the giddiest spirits. Richardson. [1913 Webster] 2. To act the part of a matron toward;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Matronized — Matronize Mat ron*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Matronized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Matronizing}.] 1. To make a matron of; to make matronlike. [1913 Webster] Childbed matronizes the giddiest spirits. Richardson. [1913 Webster] 2. To act the part of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Matronizing — Matronize Mat ron*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Matronized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Matronizing}.] 1. To make a matron of; to make matronlike. [1913 Webster] Childbed matronizes the giddiest spirits. Richardson. [1913 Webster] 2. To act the part of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • female — Synonyms and related words: distaff, female being, feminine, gentlewomanlike, girlish, gynecic, gynecoid, gynic, her, kittenish, ladylike, little girlish, maidenly, matronal, matronlike, matronly, muliebral, petticoat, she, womanish, womanlike,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • feminine — Synonyms and related words: affected, amenable, animate, common gender, deferential, delicate, distaff, docile, effeminate, effete, female, gender, gentle, gentlewomanlike, girlish, gynecic, gynecoid, gynic, inanimate, kittenish, ladylike, little …   Moby Thesaurus

  • girlish — Synonyms and related words: airy, attenuate, attenuated, beardless, boyish, boylike, calflike, childish, childlike, coltish, delicate, diaphanous, diluted, distaff, ethereal, female, feminine, fine, fine drawn, finespun, flimsy, frail, gauzy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • ladylike — Synonyms and related words: aristocratic, chivalrous, correct, courteous, courtly, cultivated, cultured, decorous, dignified, distaff, ducal, elegant, exalted, female, feminine, genteel, gentle, gentlemanlike, gentlemanly, gentlewomanlike,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • maidenly — Synonyms and related words: Platonic, abstinent, bachelorlike, beardless, boyish, boylike, calflike, callow, celibate, childish, childlike, coltish, continent, dewy, distaff, ever new, evergreen, female, feminine, firsthand, fledgling, fresh,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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