toadly

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From toad +‎ -ly.

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toadly (comparative toadlier or more toadly, superlative toadliest or most toadly)

  1. Of, relating to, or resembling a toad; toadish.
    • 2007, Bruce Coville, Gary A. Lippincott, Jennifer Murdley's Toad: A Magic Shop Book:
      It wasn't clear if she was more toadly than ever, but she was certainly more of a toad than ever.
    • 2010, Bruce Coville, The Last Hunt:
      “My toadly stepmother.” “You brought your wicked stepmother to your wedding?” asked Cara in astonishment.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From a corruption of towardly (comely, nice, pleasant, queem).

Adjective[edit]

toadly (comparative toadlier or more toadly, superlative toadliest or most toadly)

  1. (Britain dialectal) Quiet; gentle; docile; easily managed; kindly; well-contented.