unwifely

unwifely

(ʌnˈwaɪflɪ) or

unwifelike

adj
not like a wife; not characteristic or appropriate of a wife
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159) Freeman quotes judges and scholars who wrote that, even in the twentieth century, a wife's suit against her husband would be "unseemly, distressing, and embittering," and that "[i]f a husband 'beats up' his wife, she cannot sue him, because to sue him would be unwifely.