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    womanly

    Maya is funny, incredibily intelligent, sensitive and womanly.


    In this sentence, if we describe a lady womanly, what would the characteristics be implied?

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    Re: womanly

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Maya is funny, incredibily intelligent, sensitive and womanly.


    In this sentence, if we describe a lady womanly, what would the characteristics be implied?
    Womanly(syn fiminine) describes qualities, ideas or physical features which a woman is typically or traditionally thought to have:

    e.g She has a soft womanly figure.
    :D

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    Re: womanly

    Quote Originally Posted by henry
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Maya is funny, incredibily intelligent, sensitive and womanly.


    In this sentence, if we describe a lady womanly, what would the characteristics be implied?
    Womanly(syn fiminine) describes qualities, ideas or physical features which a woman is typically or traditionally thought to have:

    e.g She has a soft womanly figure.
    :D

    Danke. henry.
    Do you mean "womanly" is closely associated with ideas of "typical" or "traditional"? So if someone is not womanly, we infer that she is not conservative type. Is that right?



    sabrina

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    Re: womanly

    [quote="blacknomi"][quote="henry"]
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi


    Danke. henry.
    Do you mean "womanly" is closely associated with ideas of "typical" or "traditional"? So if someone is not womanly, we infer that she is not conservative type. Is that right?



    sabrina
    Not truely, as womanly can also mean (1) if someone is womanly dressed, she is dressed in a way that people think is typical of a woman or (2) it's very suitable for a woman.

    Hope that helps. :D

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    Re: womanly

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Maya is funny, incredibily intelligent, sensitive and womanly.


    In this sentence, if we describe a lady womanly, what would the characteristics be implied?

    She is not girlish. She behaves and looks like a woman. :D

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    Re: womanly

    [quote="henry"][quote="blacknomi"]
    Quote Originally Posted by henry
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi


    Danke. henry.
    Do you mean "womanly" is closely associated with ideas of "typical" or "traditional"? So if someone is not womanly, we infer that she is not conservative type. Is that right?



    sabrina
    Not truely, as womanly can also mean (1) if someone is womanly dressed, she is dressed in a way that people think is typical of a woman or (2) it's very suitable for a woman.

    Hope that helps. :D
    I got your point. "Womanly" can be broadly used in all kinds of idea, such as behavior, the way she talks,dresses and her thoughts,etc. Right?

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    Re: womanly

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Maya is funny, incredibily intelligent, sensitive and womanly.


    In this sentence, if we describe a lady womanly, what would the characteristics be implied?

    She is not girlish. She behaves and looks like a woman. :D
    About the word "girlish", does it carry a bit negative connotation? Either to describe a lady who has immature thoughts or behavior, or to describe a guy who tend to behave or think or dress like a girl?

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    I'd use 'girlish' for immaturity in a woman, not femininity in a man, we have 'girly' for that.

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    Re: womanly

    [quote="blacknomi"][quote="henry"][quote="blacknomi"][quote="henry"]
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi

    I got your point. "Womanly" can be broadly used in all kinds of idea, such as behavior, the way she talks,dresses and her thoughts,etc. Right?
    Yes, that's it. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I'd use 'girlish' for immaturity in a woman, not femininity in a man, we have 'girly' for that.
    She has a girlish figure. (She has an immature figure?)

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