dovelike

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dove +‎ -like

Adjective[edit]

dovelike (comparative more dovelike, superlative most dovelike)

  1. Similar to a dove.
  2. Similar to that of a dove; as, a dovelike wing, a dovelike glance, dovelike eyes.
  3. (figuratively) Peaceful; innocent; pacifist.

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Adverb[edit]

dovelike (comparative more dovelike, superlative most dovelike)

  1. In a manner similar to a dove; as, to "dovelike, sit brooding on the vast abyss" (Milton)
  2. (archaic) As much so as those of a dove; as, "Phoebe's eyes Dovelike mild" (Montanus)