unwifely

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unwifely

(ʌnˈwaɪflɪ) or

unwifelike

adj
not like a wife; not characteristic or appropriate of a wife
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But for blowes, for strokes with hand or fist, nothing should drive an husband to them, except the utmost extremities of unwifelike carriage, unlesse shee bee peremptory and wilfull in cursing, swearing, drunkennesse, &c; unlesse shee raile upon him with most violent and intollerable termes; unlesse shee out-face him with bold maintaining, that she will doe as she doth, in despight of him; unlesse she begin the quarell, and strike or offer to strike; an husband no doubt should hold his hands, and not forget himselfe to be an husband, till she have cast off all shewes of remembring her selfe to be a wife: but if such extreame putrefaction shall fall out in any marts case, I see no cause of forbidding to cut or seare ones owne most tenderly beloved flesh.