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ladylike

[ley-dee-lahyk] /ˈleɪ diˌlaɪk/
adjective
1.
like a lady.
2.
befitting a lady:
in a ladylike manner.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; lady + -like
Related forms
ladylikeness, noun
unladylike, adjective
Synonyms
1, 2. well-bred, well-mannered, courteous.
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ladylike

/ˈleɪdɪˌlaɪk/
adjective
1.
like or befitting a lady in manners and bearing; refined and fastidious
2.
(derogatory) (of a man) effeminate
Derived Forms
ladylikeness, noun
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