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Meaning of “ladylike” in the English Dictionary

"ladylike" in British English

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ladylikeadjective

uk   us   /ˈleɪ.di.laɪk/ old-fashioned
graceful, ​polite, and ​behaving in a way that is ​thought to be ​sociallyacceptable for a woman: Well, it might not be ladylike but I'm going to ​pull my ​skirt up to get over this ​fence.
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(Definition of ladylike from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ladylike" in American English

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ladylikeadjective

 us   /ˈleɪ·diˌlɑɪk/
suitable for a ​lady: There are some things I won’t ​talk about because it’s not ladylike.
(Definition of ladylike from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ladylike”
in Arabic يَليق بسُلوك سَيَّدة…
in Korean 숙녀다운…
in Portuguese refinado, elegante…
in Catalan propi d’una dama, elegant, fi…
in Japanese しとやかな…
in Chinese (Simplified) 端庄的,淑女似的,温文尔雅的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 端莊的,淑女似的,溫文爾雅的…
in Italian da signora…
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