English edit

Etymology edit

un- +‎ wifely

Adjective edit

unwifely (comparative more unwifely, superlative most unwifely)

  1. Not wifely.
    • 1897, Stanley Waterloo, A Man and a Woman[1]:
      He reproached his wife with unwifely disobedience, and with the crime of turning her own offspring against his father, and the two but mocked him!
    • 1899, James Lane Allen, Aftermath[2]:
      Yet every day the theme of this old troubadour's talk around the hotels is female entanglements--mendacious, unwifely, and for him unavailing.