Definition of ladylike adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈleɪdilaɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈleɪdilaɪk//
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polite and quiet; typical of what is supposed to be socially acceptable for a woman synonym refined ladylike behaviour Her language was not very ladylike. In those days it was not considered ladylike to go to work once you were married.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ladylike