noun see wifely

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wifeliness — ˈwīflēnə̇s, lin noun ( es) : the quality or state of being wifely vague piecemeal efforts at wifeliness Martha Gellhorn * * * wifeˈliness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑wife …   Useful english dictionary

  • wifeliness — See wifely. * * * …   Universalium

  • wifeliness — noun The condition of being wifely …   Wiktionary

  • wifeliness — wife·li·ness …   English syllables

  • 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

  • wifely — adjective Date: before 12th century of, relating to, or befitting a wife • wifeliness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wifehood — /wuyf hood/, n. 1. the state of being a wife. 2. wifely character or quality; wifeliness. [1350 1400; ME wifhood, OE wifhad. See WIFE, HOOD] * * * …   Universalium

  • wife — noun (plural wives) a married woman considered in relation to her husband. ↘archaic or dialect a woman, especially an old or uneducated one. Derivatives wifehood noun wifeless adjective wifeliness noun wifely adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • womanhood — n 1. muliebrity, female maturity, matronhood, wifehood; femininity, feminineness, femineity, womanliness, wifeliness, matronliness. 2. women, womenfolk, the female sex, the fair sex, the gentle sex …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • wifely — /ˈwaɪfli/ (say wuyflee) adjective (wifelier, wifeliest) of, like, or befitting a wife. –wifeliness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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