Wifeliness

wifely

[wahyf-lee]
adjective, wifelier, wifeliest.
of, like, or befitting a wife.
Also, wifelike.


Origin:
before 900; Middle English wifly, Old English wīflīc. See wife, -ly

wifeliness, noun
unwifely, adjective
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wife (waɪf)
 
n , pl wives
1.  a man's partner in marriage; a married womanRelated: uxorial
2.  an archaic or dialect word for woman
3.  take to wife to marry (a woman)
 
Related: uxorial
 
[Old English wīf; related to Old Norse vīf (perhaps from vīfathr veiled), Old High German wīb (German Weib)]
 
'wifehood
 
n
 
'wifeless
 
adj
 
'wifelike
 
adj
 
'wifeliness
 
n
 
'wifely
 
adj

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