behavior befitting a young maiden
Derivationally related forms: ↑maidenly
Hypernyms: ↑femininity, ↑muliebrity

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  • Maidenliness — Maid en*li*ness, n. The quality of being maidenly; the behavior that becomes a maid; modesty; gentleness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maidenliness — noun Date: 1555 conduct or traits befitting a maiden …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • maidenliness — See maidenly. * * * …   Universalium

  • maidenliness — noun The state or condition of being maidenly. Ant: unmaidenliness …   Wiktionary

  • maidenliness — meɪdnlɪnɪs n. modesty, maidenly behavior …   English contemporary dictionary

  • maidenliness — maid·en·li·ness …   English syllables

  • maidenly — maidenliness, n. /mayd n lee/, adj. pertaining to, characteristic of, or befitting a maiden: a maidenly blush. [1400 50; late ME; see MAIDEN, LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • maidenhead — noun a) Virginity. b) The hymen. Syn: maidhood, maidenhood See Also: maidenliness …   Wiktionary

  • unmaidenliness — noun The state or condition of being unmaidenly. Ant: maidenliness …   Wiktionary

  • maidenly — adjective a) Of or pertaining to a maiden. b) Suitable for, or befitting a maiden. See Also: maidenliness …   Wiktionary

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