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It is fatal to be a man or woman pure and simple: one must be a woman manly, or a man womanly.
Virginia Woolf

Meaning of "womanly" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WOMANLY

womanly  [ˈwʊmənlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WOMANLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Womanly is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES WOMANLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of womanly in the English dictionary

The definition of womanly in the dictionary is possessing qualities, such as warmth, attractiveness, etc, generally regarded as typical of a woman, esp a mature woman. Other definition of womanly is characteristic of or belonging to a woman.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WOMANLY


certainly
ˈsɜːtənlɪ
churchmanly
ˈtʃɜːtʃmənlɪ
commonly
ˈkɒmənlɪ
craftsmanly
ˈkrɑːftsmənlɪ
gentlemanly
ˈdʒɛntəlmənlɪ
gentlewomanly
ˈdʒɛntlˌwʊmənlɪ
humanly
ˈhjuːmənlɪ
inhumanly
ɪnˈhjuːmənlɪ
seamanly
ˈsiːmənlɪ
showmanly
ˈʃəʊmənlɪ
sportsmanly
ˈspɔːtsmənlɪ
statesmanly
ˈsteɪtsmənlɪ
suddenly
ˈsʌdənlɪ
superhumanly
ˌsuːpəˈhjuːmənlɪ
uncommonly
ʌnˈkɒmənlɪ
ungentlemanly
ʌnˈdʒentlmənlɪ
unhumanly
ʌnˈhjuːmənlɪ
unwomanly
ʌnˈwʊmənlɪ
workmanly
ˈwɜːkmənlɪ
yeomanly
ˈjəʊmənlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WOMANLY

woman teacher
woman-hater
woman-like
womanfully
womanhood
womanish
womanishly
womanishness
womanising
womanism
womanist
womanize
womanized
womanizer
womanizing
womankind
womanless
womanliness
womanness
womanpower

WORDS THAT END LIKE WOMANLY

antichristianly
Christianly
cleanly
leanly
manly
meanly
medianly
musicianly
partisanly
patricianly
plebeianly
reptilianly
ruffianly
saturnalianly
sovranly
subterraneanly
unchristianly
uncleanly
unmanly
wanly

Synonyms and antonyms of womanly in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WOMANLY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «womanly» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of womanly

Translation of «womanly» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WOMANLY

Find out the translation of womanly to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of womanly from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «womanly» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

女人味
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

femenina
570 millions of speakers

English

womanly
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्रैण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نسوي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

женственной
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

feminina
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নারীসুলভ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

féminin
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perempuan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

fraulich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

女性らしい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

여자 다운
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wong wadon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuộc về đàn bà
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பெண்போன்ற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्त्रीने भरलेले
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kadınca
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

femminile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kobiecy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

жіночною
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

feminin
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γυναικεία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

womanly
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

womanly
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kvinnelig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of womanly

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WOMANLY»

The term «womanly» is regularly used and occupies the 70.818 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WOMANLY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about womanly

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8 QUOTES WITH «WOMANLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word womanly.
1
Louisa May Alcott
She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners.
2
Joely Fisher
I've never been a waif; I have a womanly figure and always did.
3
Jennie Garth
I like being a woman and having a womanly body.
4
Jane Harrison
To be meek, patient, tactful, modest, honorable, brave, is not to be either manly or womanly; it is to be humane.
5
Jane Harrison
To be womanly is one thing, and one only; it is to be sensitive to man, to be highly endowed with the sex instinct; to be manly is to be sensitive to woman.
6
Lucy Larcom
Every phase of our life belongs to us. The moon does not, except in appearance, lose her first thin, luminous curve, nor her silvery crescent, in rounding to her full. The woman is still both child and girl, in the completeness of womanly character.
7
Stephanie Seymour
I prefer my body after I've had kids to before. I like a womanly, shapely figure. I'm more secure as a woman. I know who I am.
8
Virginia Woolf
It is fatal to be a man or woman pure and simple: one must be a woman manly, or a man womanly.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WOMANLY»

Discover the use of womanly in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to womanly and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
Mothers bringing babies into a new world want sustainable, healthy, positive ways to help their children blossom and thrive. There is no better beginning for your baby than the womanly art of breastfeeding. From the Trade Paperback edition.
La Leche League International, 2010
2
Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts: Using the Power of ...
This is pleasure boot camp, and be forewarned, the exercises are tough: assignments include flirting for fun, flexing your intuition, buying yourself presents, bragging about your accomplishments, and much more.
Regena Thomashauer, 2002
3
Spinster Tales and Womanly Possibilities
Spinster. Tales. and. Womanly. Possibilities. Naomi. Braun. Rosenthal. The spinster, once a ubiquitous figure in American popular culture, has all but vanished from the scene. Intrigued by the fact that her disappearance seems to have gone ...
Naomi Braun Rosenthal, 2012
4
Womanly Dominion: More Than a Gentle and Quite Spirit
He insists that the Bible teaches a woman to take dominion of her God-assigned role as wife, mother and church helper. This is not in a feminist way, but in a God-glorifying way that speaks volumes of who she is and why God created her.
Mark Chanski, 2008
5
World-noted Women; Or, Types of Womanly Attributes of All ...
But with what womanly warmth and earnestness, with what womanly effusion of appeal she flings her soul's troubles before him, and snpplicates his manly strength to come to the rescue of her acknowledged weakness. How'tragic is that  ...
Mary Cowden Clarke, 1858
6
The Quintessence of Ibsenism: Now Completed to the Death of ...
THE. WOMANLY. WOMAN. In i 890 the literary sensation of the day was the Diary of Marie Bashkirtseff. An outline of it, with a running commentary, was given in The Review of Reviews (June 1 890) by the editor, the late William Stead, who, ...
George Bernard Shaw, 2009
7
Women and Confucian Cultures in Premodern China, Korea, and ...
Competing. Claims. on. Womanly. Virtue. in. Late. Imperial. China. Fangqin Du and Susan Mann Virtue, in China's Confucian culture, was displayed in action. Rarely were the Confucian virtues filial piety (xiao), righteousness iyi), loyalty ...
Dorothy Ko, JaHyun Kim Haboush, Joan R. Piggott, 2003
8
La Leche League 2-Book Bundle: The Womanly Art of ...
Now this two-volume eBook bundle provides a comprehensive one-stop guide for all your nourishing needs, from pregnancy to breastfeeding through weaning and beyond.
La Leche League International, 2012
9
True to Her Trust; Or, 'Womanly Past Question' [by D H Boulger]
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.
Dorothy Henrietta Boulger, 2010
10
Womanly Woman: An Erotic Romance
Steve Koenig and Cassandra Levit co-authored this book before they met in person, taking turns writing chapters, as a way to getting acquainted with each other's tastes, intentions, and erotic desires.
Steve Koenig, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WOMANLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term womanly is used in the context of the following news items.
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Michelle Heaton tells Lorraine she wants to 'feel womanly again …
And Michelle Heaton, 35, has revealed her dream of appearing in the next series of Strictly Come Dancing in the hope it will help her to 'feel womanly again' in ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
2
Bruce Jenner Debuts 'Her' & Womanly Look: 'Call Me Caitlyn'
She debuted her amazing new womanly look on the cover of Vanity Fair, released on June 1, wearing a strapless white sating corset that showed off a pair of ... «Hollywood Life, Jun 15»
3
TyLynn Nguyen: "Inspired by All Things Minimal and Womanly"
“It is inspired by all things minimal and womanly,” Nguyen said of the line. The Spring/Summer '15 collection was the label's first line. The trunk party was held at ... «Apparel News, May 15»
4
Rebel Wilson proudly flaunts her womanly curves in a figure …
A month after saying she never wants to be skinny, Rebel Wilson flaunted her incredible curves in a figure-hugging dress. While promoting her new film, Pitch ... «Daily Mail, May 15»
5
Bruce Jenner makes plans to ''build SIX wardrobes'' for his new …
Bruce Jenner wants a glam room. Bruce Jenner has made plans to build SIX wardrobes to welcome his new womanly clothes. The 65-year-old former Olympian, ... «mirror.co.uk, Apr 15»
6
Lindsay Lohan Feels Womanly Wearing Little More than Lingerie
She also feels beautiful wearing a night slip and she think it's really fun to be girly and womanly too. Asked during an interview by Homme Style when does she ... «Master Herald, Apr 15»
7
'IS Widow' Advises Wannabe Jihadi Brides: The Food Is 'Yummy …
'IS Widow' Advises Wannabe Jihadi Brides: The Food Is 'Yummy,' 'Womanly ... was the answer) and whether "all the womanly supplies" are available ("yes, ... «RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, Apr 15»
8
In Homage to Her Womanly Bravery
People hold up butterfly cut-outs during a rally in support of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in El Salvador. (Reuters/Luis ... «The Nation., Mar 15»
9
'Womanly' man gets 21 months jail, 1000 lashes
'Womanly' man gets 21 months jail, 1,000 lashes. He organised parties for young men through his Facebook. By. Staff. Published Tuesday, March 10, 2015. «Emirates 24/7, Mar 15»
10
The perfect womanly curve . . . is a 45-degree spinal angle
Men might find Kim Kardashian attractive for her curvy bottom. Actually, they are really drawn to her curvy spine — and the way it would keep a pregnant ... «The Times, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Womanly [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/womanly>. Jan 2021 ».
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