Wifelike
Wifelike Wife"like`, a. Of, pertaining to, or like, a wife or a woman. `` Wifelike government.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • wifelike — I. adverb Date: 1598 in a wifely manner II. adjective Date: 1587 wifely …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wifelike — /wuyf luyk /, adj. 1. wifely. adv. 2. in a manner befitting a wife. [1590 1600; WIFE + LIKE] * * * …   Universalium

  • wifelike — adjective Resembling a wife …   Wiktionary

  • wifelike — adjective befitting or characteristic of a wife • Syn: ↑wifely, ↑uxorial • Ant: ↑husbandly (for: ↑wifely) • Derivationally related forms: ↑uxor …   Useful english dictionary

  • wifely — wifeliness, n. /wuyf lee/, adj., wifelier, wifeliest. of, like, or befitting a wife. Also, wifelike. [bef. 900; ME wifly, OE wiflic. See WIFE, LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • unwifelike — adjective Not wifelike …   Wiktionary

  • wife — n. (pl. wives) 1 a married woman esp. in relation to her husband. 2 archaic a woman, esp. an old or uneducated one. 3 (in comb.) a woman engaged in a specified activity (fishwife; housewife; midwife). Phrases and idioms: have (or take) to wife… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wifely — adjective befitting or characteristic of a wife (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑wifelike, ↑uxorial • Ant: ↑husbandly • Derivationally related forms: ↑uxor (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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