maidenliness


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maid·en·ly

 (mād′n-lē)
adj.
Of, relating to, or suitable for a maiden.

maid′en·li·ness n.
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Noun1.maidenliness - behavior befitting a young maidenmaidenliness - behavior befitting a young maiden  
femininity, muliebrity - the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for women
References in classic literature ?
There was something which might have touched the springs both of mirth and of melancholy in the ancient maidenliness with which Mrs.
It took a great moral effort to galvanise his trust--erewhile so perfect--in Margaret's pure and exquisite maidenliness, into life" (270).