Definition of ladylike in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈleɪdɪlʌɪk/


Appropriate for or typical of a well-bred, decorous woman or girl: her antics were considered very undignified by her ladylike peers it wasn’t ladylike to be too interested in men
More example sentences
  • Despite her plain clothes, she radiated a ladylike politeness and civility.
  • On the catwalk, they've teamed them with pencil skirts to complete a smart suit look that conveys better than anything the yearning for a long-overdue dose of ladylike elegance in fashion.
  • Within ten minutes I was glowing, in an elegant and ladylike way (of course) but still glowing.
British informal posh




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