matronly matronly  /ˈmeɪ trən li/


  • (adj) befitting or characteristic of a fully mature woman


  1. With her scarlet fingernails, Mama San pinches her plunging black V-neck sweater by the shoulder pads, hitches up her matronly bosom and smooths the sweater over her belly.
  2. Of the settlement's 41 years, matronly, active Miss Addams is too busy to say much.
  3. And only we can repent of forgetting that Pankhurst and her matronly, overlaced suffragists risked death for the right of women to vote.



  1. "Jessica gets all the beautiful clothes. I get all the drab, matronly ones," Scott Thomas says with a laugh.
    on Oct 24, 2008 By: Kristin Scott Thomas Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "Oh, I thought she was just so sweet and warm, very matronly," Bassett says. "She dressed kind of nice. I loved [her] cute little sweater ensemble."
    on Mar 25, 2007 By: Angela Bassett Source: Chicago Sun-Times

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