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  • n. Ladylike behaviour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being ladylike.

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

  • n. behavior befitting a lady


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  • If women behaved with more modesty and more ladylikeness, men would behave less boorishly.

    The sleazy sexism that's served up...

  • "If women behaved with more modesty and more ladylikeness, men would behave less boorishly."

    The sleazy sexism that's served up...

  • His wife is a delicate little beauty, the very flower and perfume of ladylikeness, who simply adores him—but this leaves no word to describe his love for her.40

    Mark Twain

  • Joy, she probably thinks your coloring too vivid for ladylikeness.

    The Wishing-Ring Man

  • I'm not given to taking conventional views of things and I'm the last woman in Ireland to want to make girls conform to the standard of what's called ladylikeness.

    Lalage's Lovers

  • Her unjust reproach went to his heart, so long preoccupied with its own troubles; he recalled with a tender remorse the old Venetian days and the kindliness of the gracious, silly woman who had seemed to like him so much; he remembered the charm of her perfect ladylikeness, and of her winning, weak-headed desire to make every one happy to whom she spoke; the beauty of the good-will, the hospitable soul that in an imaginably better world than this will outvalue a merely intellectual or aesthetic life.

    A Foregone Conclusion


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