adjective old-fashioned behaving in a way that a daughter is supposed to behave

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  • Daughterly — Daugh ter*ly, a. Becoming a daughter; filial. [1913 Webster] Sir Thomas liked her natural and dear daughterly affection towards him. Cavendish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • daughterly — [dôt′ərlē] adj. of, like, or proper to a daughter daughterliness n …   English World dictionary

  • daughterly — daughter ► NOUN 1) a girl or woman in relation to her parents. 2) a female descendant. DERIVATIVES daughterly adjective. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • daughterly — adjective befitting a daughter daughterly affection • Similar to: ↑filial • Derivationally related forms: ↑daughter …   Useful english dictionary

  • daughterly — daughterliness, n. /daw teuhr lee/, adj. pertaining to, befitting, or like a daughter. [1525 35; DAUGHTER + LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • daughterly — adjective Of or relating to the characteristics of a daughter …   Wiktionary

  • daughterly — daugh|ter|ly [ˈdo:təli US ˈdo:tər ] adj behaving in a way that a daughter is expected to behave …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • daughterly — daugh·ter·ly || dÉ”tÉ™rlɪ / dɔːtÉ™lɪ adj. pertaining to or like a daughter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • daughterly — daugh·ter·ly …   English syllables

  • daughterly — daugh•ter•ly [[t]ˈdɔ tər li[/t]] adj. pertaining to, befitting, or like a daughter • Etymology: 1525–35 daugh′ter•li•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

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