- like a woman; womanish
- characteristic of or fit for a woman; womanlike
Archaic in a womanly manner
- Of, relating to, or characteristic of women, often in showing qualities traditionally attributed to women: “Feminism had &ellipsis; held out a promise that there would be some precincts of womanly life that were not all about men” (Maureen Dowd).
- Fully developed as a woman, as in having a curvaceous figure: “I watch the way she sleeps, rolled onto her side, too womanly for the slender child's bed” (Alexandra Fuller).
(comparative womanlier, superlative womanliest)
woman +"Ž -ly