Ladylike La"dy*like`, a. 1. Like a lady in appearance or manners; well-bred. [1913 Webster]

She was ladylike, too, after the manner of the feminine gentility of those days. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

2. Becoming or suitable to a lady; as, ladylike manners. ``With fingers ladylike.'' --Warner. [1913 Webster]

3. Delicate; tender; feeble; effeminate. [1913 Webster]

Too ladylike a long fatigue to bear. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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