Share this entry

Share this page

ladylike

Syllabification: la·dy·like
Pronunciation: /ˈlādēˌlīk
 
/

Definition of ladylike in English:

adjective

Appropriate for or typical of a well-bred, decorous woman or girl: it wasn’t ladylike to be too interested in men
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
genteel, polite, refined, well bred, cultivated, polished, decorous, proper, respectable, seemly, well mannered, cultured, sophisticated, elegant, modest;
feminine, womanly

Derivatives

ladylikeness

1
noun

Definition of ladylike in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pərt
adjective
lively; cheerful