Definition of maidenly in English:


Line breaks: maid|en¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪdnli


Relating to or appropriate to a maiden; demure: maidenly modesty
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  • She lifted the bouquet from the ground, and then, as if inwardly ashamed at having stepped aside from her maidenly reserve to respond to a stranger's greeting, passed swiftly homeward through the garden.
  • Well, I feel pretty and maidenly without bounding my tresses.
  • So Audrey spent her three idle days walking, reading, and occasionally joining in on the maidenly pursuits of her mother and sister, like sewing and fabric shopping at the markets.
virginal, immaculate, intact, chaste, pure, undefiled, virtuous, unsullied, vestal;
demure, reserved, retiring, decorous, seemly

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