Definition of womanly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwo͝omənlē/


1Relating to or having the characteristics of a woman or women: her smooth, womanly skin
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  • This game of guile has the womanly characteristic of dangerous beauty.
  • In reference to women, however, and particularly in this scene, the moon also symbolises womanly beauty and is associated with the female principle yin.
  • They don't have that inner womanly beauty that used to come from the softness and dignity that used to make woman so attractive.
feminine, female
archaic feminal
1.1(Of a girl’s or woman’s body) fully developed and curvaceous: I’ve got a womanly figure
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  • Plus she had the most fantastic body: curvaceous, womanly, and with wonderful glorious breasts that I found mesmerizing.
  • But the woman is more than normally apprehensive… her daughter has a brain injury that has left her unusually childlike, even in her mature young womanly body.
  • I have seen these things before and recognize a couple features - the simple, childlike head (pigtailed here) atop a womanly body.
voluptuous, curvaceous, shapely, ample, buxom, full-figured;
Junoesque, Rubenesque
informal curvy, busty



Pronunciation: /ˈwo͝omənlēnəs/
Example sentences
  • Add a funny, finally devastating smile, the sensuous Portuguese language, and what can only be called the ease of Case's full-bodied womanliness, and you've got more than enough love to go around.
  • Feminine side: not to be confused with womanliness, which is not a side but pervades the whole and also does not need to be explored, on account of it just being.
  • The slightly whiney girlishness that sometimes surfaced unintentionally has been replaced by a confident womanliness, and for the first time you are aware of her extraordinary sexual power.

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Syllabification: wom·an·ly

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