masculinity


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mas·cu·line

 (măs′kyə-lĭn)
adj.
1. Of or relating to men or boys; male.
2. Characterized by or possessing qualities traditionally attributed to men, such as aggressiveness.
3. Grammar Relating or belonging to the gender of words or forms that refer chiefly to males or to things grammatically classified as male.
4. Music Ending on an accented beat: a masculine cadence.
n.
1. Grammar
a. The masculine gender.
b. A word or word form of the masculine gender.
2. A male person.

[Middle English masculin, from Old French, from Latin masculīnus, from masculus, male, diminutive of mās.]

mas′cu·line·ly adv.
mas′cu·line·ness, mas′cu·lin′·ity (-lĭn′ĭ-tē) n.

mas•cu•lin•i•ty

(ˌmæs kyəˈlɪn ɪ ti)
n.
the quality of being masculine.
[1745–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.masculinity - the properties characteristic of the male sexmasculinity - the properties characteristic of the male sex
sexuality, gender, sex - the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles; "she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus"
virility - the masculine property of being capable of copulation and procreation
2.masculinity - the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for menmasculinity - the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for men
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
manfulness, manliness, virility - the trait of being manly; having the characteristics of an adult male
boyishness - being characteristic of a boy
machismo - exaggerated masculinity
hoydenism, tomboyishness - masculinity in women (especially in girls and young women)
femininity, muliebrity - the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for women

masculinity

noun virility, strength, toughness, manliness, maleness, robustness, ruggedness, muscularity The old ideas of masculinity do not work for most men.
Translations
ذكورَه، صِفات الرُّجولَه
mužnostmužskost
mandighedmaskulinitet
karlmennska
masculinitate
erillikerkeklik

masculinity

[ˌmæskjʊˈlɪnɪtɪ] Nmasculinidad f

masculinity

[ˌmæskjuˈlɪnɪti] nmasculinité f

masculinity

masculinity

[ˌmæskjʊˈlɪnɪtɪ] nvirilità f inv, mascolinità f inv (pej) (of woman) → mascolinità f inv

masculine

(ˈmӕskjulin) adjective
1. of the male sex. masculine qualities.
2. in certain languages, of one of usually two or three genders of nouns etc. Is the French word for `door' masculine or feminine?
ˌmascuˈlinity noun

masculinity

n masculinidad f
References in classic literature ?
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For there is nothing more provoking than the Irrelevant when it has ceased to amuse and charm; and then the danger would be of the subjugated masculinity in its exasperation, making some brusque, unguarded movement and accidentally putting its elbow through the fine tissue of the world of which I speak.
Their masculinity, which in itself is of the brute, has been over- developed.
As the person of Hermann's niece exhaled the profound physical charm of feminine form, so her ador er's big frame embodied to my senses the hard, straight masculinity that would conceivably kill but would not condescend to cheat.
Under these average boyish physiognomies that she seems to turn off by the gross, she conceals some of her most rigid, inflexible purposes, some of her most unmodifiable characters; and the dark-eyed, demonstrative, rebellious girl may after all turn out to be a passive being compared with this pink-and-white bit of masculinity with the indeterminate features.
Despite these limitations, this study adds to the current literature because it studied masculinity and coping in undergraduate Black males which are understudied in this area and it used a culturally based masculinity scale.
Since the mid-1980s academic and public discourses have depicted African masculinity as both precarious and predatory.
In fact, psychoanalytic theory and the work of Butler and Michel Foucault are threads that run throughout Millennial Masculinity.
For Trudeau, the boxing match provided the opportunity to publicly recover from threats to his masculinity and to fulfill the ideal gender requirements for a leadership position in electoral politics.
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Basso, Meet Joe Copper: Masculinity and Race on Montana's World War II Home Front (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press 2013)