Definition of ladylike adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    ladylike

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈleɪdiˌlaɪk//
     
    (old-fashioned)
     
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  1. 1polite and quiet; typical of what is supposed to be socially acceptable for a woman synonym refined
  2. 2 ladylike behavior Her language was not very ladylike. In those days it was not considered ladylike to go to work once you were married.
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