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Definition of "womanly" []

  • Having qualities generally attributed to a woman. (adjective)
  • Belonging to or representative of a woman; feminine: womanly attire. See Synonyms at female. (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 "womanly" in a sentence
  • "It could be part culture that being womanly is being pleasant and agreeable."
  • "I call womanly; it was not like Ethelbertha at all."
  • "Study, exercise, housework, and many wholesome pleasures kept her a happy, hearty creature, yearly growing in womanly graces, yet always preserving the innocent freshness girls lose so soon when too early set upon the world's stage and given a part to play."