maidenish

maidenish
maid·en·ish

English syllables. 2014.

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  • maidenish — ənish adjective 1. : of or resembling a girl : girlish 2. : old maidish a short, fair, rather maidenish woman Saul Bellow …   Useful english dictionary

  • maiden — maidenish, adj. maidenship, n. /mayd n/, n. 1. a girl or young unmarried woman; maid. 2. a horse that has never won a race. 3. a race open only to maiden horses. 4. an instrument resembling the guillotine, formerly used in Scotland for beheading… …   Universalium

  • maiden — noun 1》 archaic a girl or young woman.     ↘a virgin. 2》 (also maiden over) Cricket an over in which no runs are scored. adjective 1》 (of an older woman) unmarried.     ↘(of a female animal) having not been mated. 2》 being or involving the first… …   English new terms dictionary

  • chaste — adj 1. virtuous, good, innocent, modest; pure, Archaic. honest, virgin, virginal, vestal, maidenly, maidenish or maidish; untouched, undefiled, unused, uncorrupted, unadulterated, unsullied, unsoiled; pristine, fresh, clean, immaculate, snowy;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • pristine — adj 1. primitive, primordial, primigenial; primary, prime, early, earliest, initial, first; incipient, basic, fundamental, elementary, rudimentary, inchoate, simple, uncomplicated; original, autochthonal, autochthonous, aboriginal. 2. natural,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • virgin — n 1. vestal, maid, maiden, lass, girl, damsel; unmarried woman, Inf. bachelor girl, old maid, spinster; bachelor, misogamist, misogynist; celibate, priest, monk, brother; nun, sister, Fr. religieuse. adj 2. virginal, vestal, chaste, Archaic.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • maiden — n. 1 a archaic or poet. a girl; a young unmarried woman. b (attrib.) unmarried (maiden aunt). 2 Cricket = maiden over. 3 (attrib.) (of a female animal) unmated. 4 (often attrib.) a a horse that has never won a race. b a race open only to such… …   Useful english dictionary

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