Definition of ladylike in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlādēˌlīk/


Appropriate for or typical of a well-bred, decorous woman or girl: it wasn’t ladylike to be too interested in men
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  • Not normally being a ladylike or dressing-up kind of gal, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and as we girlies all know, blokes are transformed by a suit and bow tie!
  • He deserves someone who is ladylike and can hold her tongue and knows how to behave around people of high standing.
  • Last night, he pondered about the feelings he had for Melanie, and realized he fell in love with that stupid, smart, funny, overwhelming, easygoing and pouty ladylike weird girl.
genteel, polite, refined, well bred, cultivated, polished, decorous, proper, respectable, seemly, well mannered, cultured, sophisticated, elegant, modest;
feminine, womanly




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Syllabification: la·dy·like

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