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Definition of "wifely" []

  • Of or befitting a wife. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wifely" in a sentence
  • "As I knew she was originally from a country with a very conservative culture, I didn't snort at her use of the word "wifely" or ask if that meant having a martini waiting for my husband at the end of the work day."
  • "To the cloister-reared maiden the idea of wifely duty was elevated almost to a religion."
  • "Because she has the perfect "wifely" ways -- always on the republican message, and always smiling adoringly at her adolescent hubby."