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ladylike

la·dy·like

ladylike

 
pronunciation:
leI di laIk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: like, characteristic of, or befitting a lady; cultivated; refined; well-bred.
a ladylike figureladylike manners
synonyms:
cultivated, dignified, refined, respectable, well-bred
antonyms:
coarse
similar words:
courteous, cultured, decorous, finished, genteel, mannerly, polished
definition 2: too concerned with or aware of etiquette or the like.
her ladylike consternation at his vulgar speech
similar words:
conventional, uptight
derivation: ladylikeness (n.)
Word Parts
The word ladylike contains the following part:
-like Old English adjective-forming suffix that means similar to, in the manner of
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The suffix -like attaches primarily to English nouns to form adjectives.