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Meaning of LADYLIKE

Pronunciation:  'leydee`lIk

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  befitting a woman of good breeding; "ladylike manners"

LADYLIKE is a 8 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: refined



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\La"dy*like`\, a.
1. Like a lady in appearance or manners; well-bred.

         She was ladylike, too, after the manner of the
         feminine gentility of those days.     --Hawthorne.

2. Becoming or suitable to a lady; as, ladylike manners.
   ``With fingers ladylike.'' --Warner.

3. Delicate; tender; feeble; effeminate.

         Too ladylike a long fatigue to bear.  --Dryden.

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