matronliness

matronly

[mey-truhn-lee]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or having the characteristics of a matron; maturely dignified; stately.
2.
characteristic of or suitable for a matron.

Origin:
1650–60; matron + -ly

matronliness, noun
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matronly (ˈmeɪtrənlɪ)
 
adj
of, characteristic of, or suitable for a matron; staid and dignified in a manner associated with a middle-aged, usually plump, woman
 
matronliness
 
n

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matronly
1580s (adv.), 1650s (adj.), from matron.
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