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Meaning of MAIDENLY

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  befitting or characteristic of a maiden; "a maidenly blush"

MAIDENLY is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: feminine, maidenlike



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Maid"en*ly\, a.
    Like a maid; suiting a maid; maiden-like; gentle, modest,
          Must you be blushing ? . . . What a maidenly
          man-at-arms are you become !             --Shak.
  2. \Maid"en*ly\, adv.
    In a maidenlike manner. ``Maidenly demure.'' --Skelton.
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