Quakerly [kwey-ker-lee] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. like a Quaker.


  1. in the manner of the Quakers.

Origin of Quakerly First recorded in 1675–85; Quaker + -ly Examples from the Web for quakerly Historical Examples of quakerly

  • A calm homeliness, a Quakerly simplicity runs all through it.

    Our Churches and Chapels


  • There was excellent dining up-stairs, with wines really worth drinking—all with a sort of Quakerly plainness, but solid comfort.

    Club Life of London, Volume II (of 2)

    John Timbs

  • They therefore affect a quakerly plainness, or rather a cynical negligence and impurity, of style.

    The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4)

    Thomas Babington Macaulay

  • Chocolate manufacturers seemed to have a passion for imprinting their Quakerly names on every bit of stuff they sold.

    The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns

    Arnold Bennett

  • She wore a simple silk gown, of a Quakerly gray, and she held a handkerchief folded square, as it had come from the laundress.

    The March Family Trilogy, Complete

    William Dean Howells

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