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, or a characteristic of a dove
    a dovelike wing
    dovelike grace
    dovelike eyes
    • John Milton, Paradise Lost
      Thou from the first
      Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread
      Dove-like satst brooding on the vast Abyss
      And mad'st it pregnant.
  2. (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
  2. (archaic) As much so as those of a dove
    "Phoebe's eyes Dovelike mild" (Montanus)