Definition of Spinsterish

1. Adjective. Resembling a spinster. ¹



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Definition of Spinsterish

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spinsterish

spinous layer
spinous process
spinous process of tibia
spinous spider crab
spinous spider crabs
spinout
spinouts
spinpolarization
spinpolarized
spins
spinster
spinsterdom
spinsterhood
spinsterhoods
spinsterish (current term)
spinsterishness
spinsterlike
spinsterly
spinsters
spinstership
spinstress
spinstresses
spinstry
spintext
spintexts
spintharicon
spinthariscope
spinthariscopes
spinto

Literary usage of Spinsterish

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1. Philology by John Peile (1885)
"... you can then add a secondary suffix ish and make a secondary base, used as an adjective, spinsterish. These suffixes are very numerous, especially those ..."

2. The Mirrors of Downing Street: Some Political Reflections by a Gentleman by Harold Begbie (1921)
"He is at once spinsterish and architectural. I mean that he is a very beautiful object to look at, and at the same time a frustrated and perverse nature. ..."

3. Beside Still Waters by Maria Luisa Fargion (1992)
"With his work apron on, he had an almost spinsterish air about him, of an indefinable age. He was well-bred and well-spoken for the countryman that he was. ..."

4. The Mirrors of Downing Street: Some Political Reflections by Harold Begbie (1921)
"He is at once spinsterish and architectural. I mean that he is a very beautiful object to look at, and at the same time a frustrated and perverse nature. ..."

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