Definition of Matronly

1. Adjective. Befitting or characteristic of a fully mature woman. "Her matronly figure"

Similar to: Feminine, Womanly
Derivative terms: Matron



Definition of Matronly

1. a. Advanced in years; elderly.

Definition of Matronly

1. Adjective. In the capacity of a matron; serving as a housekeeper or head nurse. ¹

2. Adjective. Exuding the authority, wisdom, power, and intelligence of an experienced woman. ¹

3. Adjective. Having the appearance of a mature woman, often of larger physical stature and somewhat unkempt or dowdy. ¹

4. Adverb. In the manner of a matron. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Matronly

1. matron [adj] - See also: matron

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Matronly

matroclinous
matroid
matroidal
matroids
matron
matron of honor
matrona
matronage
matronal
matronhood
matronize
matronized
matronizes
matronizing
matronlike
matronly (current term)
matrons
matronship
matronym
matronymic
matronymics
matronyms
matross
matrosses
matryoshka
matryoshkas
matryoshki
mats
matsah
matsahs

Literary usage of Matronly

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1. The Jerningham Letters (1780-1843): Being Excerpts from the Correspondence by Frances Dillon Jerningham (1896)
"The other two, have a much more matronly tranquillity about them. Friday, 16. • •••*• You will see by the papers what a horrid attempt was twice made upon ..."

2. The Early Married Life of Maria Josepha, Lady Stanley: With Extracts from by Maria Josepha (Holroyd), Stanley, John Thomas Stanley, Jane Henrietta, Adeane (1899)
"You would require a male servant on horseback, but 15l. would pay for him, and other additional expenses; and you now seem to be grown so wise and matronly, ..."

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