unmanfully


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unmanfully

(ʌnˈmænfəlɪ)
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archaic in an ignoble, cowardly or dishonourable way
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Adv.1.unmanfully - without qualities thought to befit a manunmanfully - without qualities thought to befit a man
manfully, manly - in a manful manner; with qualities thought to befit a man; "having said her say Peggy manfully shouldered her burden and prepared to break up yet another home"
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She claims, "Indeed, an inferiority complex, a fascination-repulsion vis-a-vis Eastern civilizations was already thematized in Homer's epics, with Troy depicted as a sophisticated, corrupting, 'Oriental' city whose men, like Helen's lover Paris, were unmanfully elegant" (4).
Indeed, an inferiority complex, a fascination-repulsion vis a vis Eastern civilizations was already thematized in Homer's epics, with Troy depicted as a sophisticated, corrupting, "Oriental" city whose men, like Helen's lover Paris, were unmanfully elegant.