courteous (part of speech: adjective)
dignified, suave, civil, gentlemanly, gallant, polite, deferential, considerate, obliging, agreeable, mannerly, graceful, hospitable, chivalrous, well-mannered, thoughtful, noble, well-bred, gracious, decorous, courteous, respectful, diplomatic
womanly (part of speech: adverb)
genteel, cultured, study at female
noble (part of speech: adjective)
great, regal, baronial, imposing, imperial, princely, grand, celebrated, patrician, aristocratic, magisterial, kingly, lordly, august, stately, royal, majestic, sovereign, knightly, distinguished, courtly, queen-like, heroic
- On such nights as these the colonel would come to her, in a more or less intoxicated condition, when the guests were gone, and reproach her mildly for not being " ladylike" enough; then, when she tried to defend herself, he would kiss her tears away and throw himself beside her on the bed. - "The Song of Songs", Hermann Sudermann.
- If I'm not ladylike enough for him, I needn't play the lady there. - "Plays: Lady Frederick, The Explorer, A Man of Honor", William Somerset Maugham.
- She was ladylike and quiet;- but yet he was afraid of her. - "Ralph the Heir", Anthony Trollope.