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maidenly

[meyd-n-lee] /ˈmeɪd n li/
adjective
1.
pertaining to, characteristic of, or befitting a maiden:
a maidenly blush.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see maiden, -ly
Related forms
maidenliness, noun
unmaidenliness, noun
unmaidenly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for maidenly

maidenly

/ˈmeɪdənlɪ/
adjective
1.
of or befitting a maiden
Derived Forms
maidenliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for maidenly
adj.

mid-15c., from maiden (n.) + -ly (1).

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