womanlike

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From woman +‎ -like.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

womanlike ‎(comparative more womanlike, superlative most womanlike)

  1. Befitting or characteristic of a woman.
  2. Resembling a woman; feminine; (of a man) effeminate.

Synonyms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

womanlike ‎(comparative more womanlike, superlative most womanlike)

  1. In a manner perceived to be characteristic of a woman.
    • 1974, GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, p. 313:
      I really meant it for a compliment, and to put her in a good mood; but, woman-like, she took it the wrong way.