Matronly meaning

mātrənlē
Of, like, characteristic of, or suitable for a matron.
  • Dignified, sedate, etc.
  • Having a full figure, graying hair, etc.
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In the capacity of a matron; serving as a housekeeper or head nurse.

The matronly woman cared for the sick orphan.

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Exuding the authority, wisdom, power, and intelligence of an experienced woman.

...the matronly upper arms girls know about life and love and losing... Janeane Garofalo.

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Having the appearance of a mature woman, often of larger physical stature and somewhat unkempt or dowdy.

Gone is her matronly gray frizzy hair and those bushy brows, frumpy frock and old lady pearls.

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In the manner of a matron.
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Origin of matronly

  • From matron +"Ž -ly.

    From Wiktionary