towardly

/tawrd"lee, tohrd"-/, adj. Archaic.
1. apt to learn; promising.
2. docile; tractable.
3. propitious; seasonable.
[1475-85; TOWARD + -LY]

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  • towardly — index seasonable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • towardly — [tō′ərd lē, tôrd′lē] adj. [ TOWARD + LY1] Now Rare 1. favorable, propitious, or promising 2. tractable; docile 3. friendly; affable …   English World dictionary

  • towardly — I. adverb Etymology: Middle English, from toward (I) + ly (adverb suffix) archaic : in a towardly manner: as a …   Useful english dictionary

  • towardly — adjective Date: 15th century archaic 1. pleasant, affable 2. favorable, propitious 3. developing favorably ; promising • towardly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • towardly — adjective promising, propitious …   Wiktionary

  • towardly — a. Docile, apt, tractable, toward, compliant with duty, ready to do, manageable, pliant …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • towardly — toward·ly …   English syllables

  • towardly — /ˈtoʊədli/ (say tohuhdlee) adjective Obsolete 1. promising; apt; tractable or docile. 2. favourable or propitious; seasonable or suitable. –towardliness, towardness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • thew'd —  towardly …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

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