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From nun +‎ -ly.


nunly (comparative more nunly, superlative most nunly)

  1. Like a nun; nunlike.
    • 2009, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Fourth Estate 2010, p. 397:
      She pushes towards the king, and for a second he sees him through her eyes: a blur of red-gold and flushed skin, a ready, priapic body, a hand like a ham that stretches out to take her by her nunly elbow.