Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling a nun or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

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nun +‎ -like

Examples

  • The Church, which gave single women in the mission field schools, hospitals, even outlying stations of their own to run—an autonomy unthinkable for mission wives—demanded nunlike austerity in return.

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

  • The Church, which gave single women in the mission field schools, hospitals, even outlying stations of their own to run—an autonomy unthinkable for mission wives—demanded nunlike austerity in return.

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

  • I realize that my tank suit is Quaker and nunlike for this place.

    The Fortunes of Indigo Skye

  • I realize that my tank suit is Quaker and nunlike for this place.

    The Fortunes of Indigo Skye

  • I realize that my tank suit is Quaker and nunlike for this place.

    The Fortunes of Indigo Skye

  • I realize that my tank suit is Quaker and nunlike for this place.

    The Fortunes of Indigo Skye

  • Point de Vue ran pictures of her there again last year, standing beside her "inséparable amie," Alessandra Borghese, both princesses clad in the nunlike nurse's uniform of the Dames of Malta.

    The Conversion of Gloria TNT

  • They dress the part, sir, to admiration — a sort of nunlike costume they come in:

    The Newcomes

  • Some find her boldness off-putting: her working-class style of speech is nunlike.

    Archives de la Stan

  • Now I'm in the market for a new LBD Little Black Dress, as my current one feels a trifle nunlike, and a pair of pretty black heels to go with it.

    Projects Update

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