womanhood - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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/ˈwʊmənˌhʊd/
  1. 1
    the state of being a woman, or the period of time when someone is a woman

    She grew into womanhood without ever knowing her father.

  2. 2
    formal all women considered as a group

    His remarks are an insult to womanhood.