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.
genteel, polite, refined, well bred, cultivated, polished, decorous, proper, correct, respectable, seemly, well mannered, cultured, sophisticated, courteous, civil, elegant, urbane, civilized, courtly, dignified, gracious
British informal posh




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