lady likeness

ladylike

[ley-dee-lahyk]
adjective
1.
like a lady.
2.
befitting a lady: in a ladylike manner.

Origin:
1580–90; lady + -like

ladylikeness, noun
unladylike, adjective


1, 2. well-bred, well-mannered, courteous.
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ladylike (ˈleɪdɪˌlaɪk)
 
adj
1.  like or befitting a lady in manners and bearing; refined and fastidious
2.  derogatory (of a man) effeminate
 
'ladylikeness
 
n

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