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Relating to or appropriate to a maiden; demure:‘maidenly modesty’
virginal, immaculate, intact, chaste, pure, undefiled, virtuous, unsullied, vestaldemure, reserved, retiring, decorous, seemlyView synonyms
- ‘So Audrey spent her three idle days walking, reading, and occasionally joining in on the maidenly pursuits of her mother and sister, like sewing and fabric shopping at the markets.’
- ‘I tried my best to look maidenly and modest, as I should, though I was near to bursting with pride and excitement.’
- ‘She lifted the bouquet from the ground, and then, as if inwardly ashamed at having stepped aside from her maidenly reserve to respond to a stranger's greeting, passed swiftly homeward through the garden.’
- ‘Well, I feel pretty and maidenly without bounding my tresses.’
- ‘Pieta's voice was of a contralto color, and though not very strong, it was maidenly and soft.’
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