old-womanish

old-womanish
adjective
primly fastidious
Syn: ↑old-maidish
Similar to: ↑fastidious

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷|wu̇mənish\ adjective

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old-womanishness, n.
/ohld"woom"euh nish/, adj.
Sometimes Offensive. having characteristics considered typical of an old woman, as excessive fussiness or timidity.
[1765-75]

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old-womˈanish adjective
Like an old woman, esp fussy
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Main Entry:old

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  • old-womanish — old wom an*ish, a. Like an old woman; anile; primly fastidious; old maidish. {Old wom an*ish*ness}, n. Syn: fussy, old maidish. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • old-womanish — [ōld′woom′ən ish] adj. like, characteristic of, or suitable for an old woman; fussy …   English World dictionary

  • old-womanish — old womanishness, n. /ohld woom euh nish/, adj. Sometimes Offensive. having characteristics considered typical of an old woman, as excessive fussiness or timidity. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • old-womanish — old wom·an·ish …   English syllables

  • old-womanish — of an old maid, like an old unmarried woman …   English contemporary dictionary

  • old-womanish — adj finical, finicky, hard or difficult or impossible to please, fussy, Inf. fuss budgety, Inf. persnickety; overparticular, overfastidious, overmetic ulous; prim, priggish, prudish, overmodest; strait laced, hidebound, fuddy duddy, stiff necked; …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • old-womanish — /oʊld ˈwʊmənɪʃ/ (say ohld woomuhnish) adjective of or like an old woman; excessively fussy …  

  • old-womanish — a. Anile, aged, doting, imbecile, decrepit, superannuated …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Old-womanishness — old womanish old wom an*ish, a. Like an old woman; anile; primly fastidious; old maidish. {Old wom an*ish*ness}, n. Syn: fussy, old maidish. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • old-maidish — old maid ish, a. Like an old maid; prim; precise; particular; overly fastidious. Syn: fussy, old womanish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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