I. adjective Date: 15th century womanly II. adverb Date: 15th century in the manner of a woman

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  • Womanlike — Wom an*like, a. Like a woman; womanly. [1913 Webster] Womanlike, taking revenge too deep. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • womanlike — womanly, womanish, ladylike, feminine, *female, effeminate Contrasted words: feminine, womanly, womanlike, womanish, ladylike (see FEMALE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • womanlike — [woom′ənlīk΄] adj. like or fit for a woman; womanly …   English World dictionary

  • womanlike — /ˈwʊmənlaɪk/ (say woomuhnluyk) adjective 1. like a woman; womanly. –adverb 2. in a manner characteristic of or befitting a woman: womanlike, she overlooked his faults. {woman + like1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • womanlike — I noun the trait of being womanly; having the characteristics of an adult female • Syn: ↑womanliness • Derivationally related forms: ↑womanly (for: ↑womanliness) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • womanlike — /woom euhn luyk /, adj. like a woman; womanly. [1400 50; late ME; see WOMAN, LIKE] Syn. See womanly. * * * …   Universalium

  • womanlike — adjective a) Resembling a woman. b) Befitting a woman; feminine. Syn: womanly …   Wiktionary

  • womanlike — adj. like a woman, womanly, resembling a woman …   English contemporary dictionary

  • womanlike — wom•an•like [[t]ˈwʊm ənˌlaɪk[/t]] adj. like a woman; womanly • Etymology: 1400–50 syn: See womanly …   From formal English to slang

  • womanly — womanliness, womanness, n. /woom euhn lee/, adj. 1. like or befitting a woman; feminine; not masculine or girlish. adv. 2. in the manner of, or befitting, a woman. [1250 1300; ME wommanli(che). See WOMAN, LY] Syn. 2. WOMANLY, WOMANLIKE, WOMANISH… …   Universalium

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