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Of, relating to, or suited to a housewife; domestic.

house′wife′li·ness n.
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prudent and neat; domestic: housewifely virtues.
ˈhouseˌwifeliness n
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(ˈhaʊsˌwaɪf li)

of, like, or befitting a housewife.
house′wife`li•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.housewifely - related or suited to a housewife; "housewifely virtues"
domestic - of or involving the home or family; "domestic worries"; "domestic happiness"; "they share the domestic chores"; "everything sounded very peaceful and domestic"; "an author of blood-and-thunder novels yet quite domestic in his taste"
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[ˈhaʊswaɪflɪ] ADJdoméstico
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[ˈhaʊsˌwaɪflɪ] adjdella massaia or casalinga
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By beautifying her butter, Ma teaches them more than housewifeliness and self-sacrifice; she gives them a lesson in art and the assignment of aesthetic value.
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At great expense, therefore, and in defiance of the evil doctrine of political correctness, we have gone out into the highways and byways and finally, thanks to the selfless diligence of our huge team of researchers, turned up someone who not only fulfils every one of the criteria of housewifeliness but has very generously volunteered to be our `Tipstress for the Day'.