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"womanly" in British English

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womanlyadjective

uk   us   /ˈwʊm.ən.li/
Womanly ​qualities, ​ideas, or ​physicalfeatures are ​ones that a woman is ​typically or ​traditionallythought to have: She referred in a ​positive way to the "​traditional womanly ​goals of ​marriage and ​motherhood" several ​times in her ​talk. She used her womanly wiles/​charms to ​persuade him to ​change his ​mind.
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womanliness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of womanly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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womanlyadjective

 us   /ˈwʊm·ən·li/
having ​qualitiesthoughttypical of a woman
(Definition of womanly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “womanly”
in Chinese (Simplified) 妇女的, 女性特有的…
in Turkish kadınca, kadına özgü, kadına yakışır…
in Russian женственный, женский…
in Chinese (Traditional) 婦女的, 女性特有的…
in Polish kobiecy…
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