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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.
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- n. behavior befitting a lady
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If women behaved with more modesty and more ladylikeness, men would behave less boorishly.
"If women behaved with more modesty and more ladylikeness, men would behave less boorishly."
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
Joy, she probably thinks your coloring too vivid for ladylikeness.
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.
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.