Word of the Day Archive
Sunday May 9, 2010
The state of being a woman.
She was one of those women who was waiting in —what is the word?—muliebrity; She had courage and initiative and a philosophical way of handling questions, and she could be bored by regular work like a man.
-- H.G. Wells, The New Machiavelli
Lagerfeld's strongly conceived and modern designs throughout his incumbency ne'er compromised the supple muliebrity for which Chlo was renowned.
-- Leo Bonworth, Leo's Spaces blog
Muliebrity comes from Latin muliebris, "womanly", in contrast to maidenhood.