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monkish

[muhng-kish] /ˈmʌŋ kɪʃ/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or resembling a monk:
a monkish manner.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; monk + -ish1
Related forms
monkishly, adverb
monkishness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for monkish

monkish

/ˈmʌŋkɪʃ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling a monk or monks
Derived Forms
monkishly, adverb
monkishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for monkish
adj.

"pertaining to a monk," 1540s, from monk (n.) + -ish. Related: Monkishly; monkishness.

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