maidenly

  • 1 Maidenly — Maid en*ly, a. Like a maid; suiting a maid; maiden like; gentle, modest, reserved. [1913 Webster] Must you be blushing ? . . . What a maidenly man at arms are you become ! Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Maidenly — Maid en*ly, adv. In a maidenlike manner. Maidenly demure. Skelton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 maidenly — (adj.) mid 15c., from MAIDEN (Cf. maiden) (n.) + LY (Cf. ly) (1) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 maidenly — [mād′ nlē] adj. 1. of a maiden or maidenhood 2. like or characteristic of a maiden; modest, gentle, etc. maidenliness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 maidenly — /ˈmeɪdnli/ (say maydnlee) adjective 1. relating to a maiden: maidenly years. 2. characteristic of or befitting a maiden: maidenly behaviour. –maidenliness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 6 maidenly — maidenliness, n. /mayd n lee/, adj. pertaining to, characteristic of, or befitting a maiden: a maidenly blush. [1400 50; late ME; see MAIDEN, LY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 7 maidenly — maid|en|ly [ˈmeıdnli] adj literary old fashioned used to describe the behaviour of a girl or young woman who is shy about showing her body, talking about sex etc, especially in the past ▪ maidenly modesty …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 maidenly — adjective old use typical of a girl or young woman: maidenly modesty …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 maidenly — adjective befitting or characteristic of a maiden a maidenly blush • Syn: ↑maidenlike • Similar to: ↑feminine • Derivationally related forms: ↑maiden, ↑maidenliness …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 maidenly — adjective Date: 15th century of, resembling, or suitable to a maiden …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 maidenly — adjective a) Of or pertaining to a maiden. b) Suitable for, or befitting a maiden. See Also: maidenliness …

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  • 12 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,… …

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  • 13 maidenly — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. modest; gentle; girlish. See youth, virtue. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. girlish, gentle, reserved, virginal; see chaste 2 , feminine 2 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 maidenly — maid|en|ly [ meıdnli ] adjective OLD FASHIONED typical of a girl or young woman who is not married …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 maidenly — meɪdnlɪ adj. of or pertaining to a maiden; characteristic of a maiden …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 maidenly — a. Modest, gentle, reserved, maiden like …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 maidenly — adj 1. feminine, womanly, womanlike, womanish, ladylike; girlish, little girlish, maiden, kittenish. 2. modest, decent, decorous, proper, seemly, becoming. 3. virgin, virginal, vestal, intact; unsullied, unsoiled, undefiled, undebauched,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 18 maidenly — maid·en·ly …

    English syllables

  • 19 maidenly — maid•en•ly [[t]ˈmeɪd n li[/t]] adj. pertaining to, characteristic of, or befitting a maiden • Etymology: 1400–50 maid′en•li•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

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