wifelike


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Adj.1.wifelike - befitting or characteristic of a wife
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Donne paints him in domestic and indeed wifelike colors: "Precluded by his station from overt interference in domestic or foreign politics, it was nevertheless competent for him to be the wise and true counsellor of Her Majesty in all such matters as came before her.
Women in these jobs soon found themselves judged, not simply by their typing and filing and scheduling, but also by their looks and clothes and wifelike service, which was what so firmly entrenched these positions in the existing race and gender order.