Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Characteristic of a well-mannered woman or girl who adheres to traditional norms of propriety and femininity.
  • adjective Appropriate to such a woman or girl, as in being restrained or delicate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Like a lady in any respect; refined; well-bred: courteous in manner.
  • Applied to men, affected; effeminate.
  • Synonyms Womanly, etc. See feminine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Like a lady in appearance or manners; well-bred.
  • adjective Becoming or suitable to a lady.
  • adjective Delicate; tender; feeble; effeminate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or connected with the appearance or behaviour of a well-mannered woman.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective befitting a woman of good breeding

Etymologies

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lady +‎ -like

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