What is another word for dowager?

110 synonyms found


[ dˈa͡ʊɪd͡ʒə], [ dˈa‍ʊɪd‍ʒə], [ d_ˈaʊ_ɪ_dʒ_ə]

Dowager is a term that refers to a woman who holds a title or inheritance from her deceased husband. Some common synonyms for dowager include widow, matriarch, grande dame, matron, dame, and elder. Each of these synonyms carries a slightly different connotation. A widow may be seen as someone who has suffered a loss, while a matriarch is often seen as a leader or authority figure within a family. A matron is often associated with a woman in charge, while a dame can be seen as a title of honor or respect. An elder is someone who is older and often respected for their experience and wisdom.

How to use "Dowager" in context?

What is a dowager?

Simply put, a dowager is a woman who is no longer married but who still lives in close proximity to her nieces and nephews or grandchildren. The title of "dowager" derives from the fact that a woman who holds it is said to be a widow (or "dowager") with a child.

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