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Definition of "matronly" []

  • In the capacity of a matron; serving as a housekeeper or head nurse. (adjective)
  • Exuding the authority, wisdom, power, and intelligence of an experienced woman. (adjective)
  • Having the appearance of a mature woman, often of larger physical stature and somewhat unkempt or dowdy. (adjective)
  • In the manner of a matron. (adverb)

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Use "matronly" in a sentence
  • "Transition from maidenhood to what is called the matronly had been too rapid; it was emphasised by her costume, which cried aloud in its excess of modish splendour."
  • "The soft-eyed dame could scarcely be called a matronly personage."
  • "Jesus was trying to sneak burlap into his garment instead of showcasing it as the main fabric, sewing yard after yard of ribbon over the burlap, creating a lame-o green and brown dress that was later called matronly, and rightfully so."