unmanly


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un·man·ly

 (ŭn-măn′lē)
adj. un·man·li·er, un·man·li·est
Uncharacteristic of, unbecoming to, or degrading to a man, especially in not conforming to stereotypical masculine traits such as stoicism and independence.

un·man′li·ness n.

unmanly

(ʌnˈmænlɪ)
adj
1. not masculine or virile
2. ignoble, cowardly, or dishonourable
unˈmanliness n

un•man•ly

(ʌnˈmæn li)

adj. , -li•er, -li•est.
1. not manly; not characteristic of or befitting a man.
2. effeminate.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unmanly - not possessing qualities befitting a manunmanly - not possessing qualities befitting a man
manful, manlike, manly - possessing qualities befitting a man
2.unmanly - lacking in courage and manly strength and resolutionunmanly - lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful
cowardly, fearful - lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley
Adv.1.unmanly - without qualities thought to befit a manunmanly - without qualities thought to befit a man

unmanly

adjective effeminate, soft (informal), weak, feeble, sissy, womanish, camp (informal) Your partner may feel that it is unmanly to cry.

unmanly

adjective
2. Having qualities more appropriate to women than to men:
Translations

unmanly

[ˈʌnˈmænlɪ] ADJimpropio de un hombre
it is unmanly to crylos hombres no lloran, llorar no es propio de un hombre

unmanly

adj tears, behaviourunmännlich; (= cowardly)feige; (= effeminate)weibisch
References in classic literature ?
Katavasov did not like him, because he was unmanly and effeminate and sickly.
Sawyer, that a more unmanly, brutal treatment of a little pony it was never my painful lot to witness, and by giving way to such passion you injure your own character as much, nay more, than you injure your horse; and remember, we shall all have to be judged according to our works, whether they be toward man or toward beast.
So was Seth, for, through Lisbeth's obstinate refusal to have any woman-helper in the house, he had learned to make himself, as Adam said, "very handy in the housework," that he might save his mother from too great weariness; on which ground I hope you will not think him unmanly, any more than you can have thought the gallant Colonel Bath unmanly when he made the gruel for his invalid sister.
I despise the feelings you have shown in speaking to Philip; I detest your insulting, unmanly allusions to his deformity.
Silver, if you like," cried the squire; "but as for that intolerable humbug, I declare I think his conduct unmanly, unsailorly, and downright un-English.
And she said it in a tone that seemed to imply I had suggested some unmanly outrage.
He was dumfounded; his head suddenly began to ache furiously; but he did not want them to think him unmanly.
The unmanly chuckle always came, I found, when the poor lady dropped her babe, but the whole thing entranced him; he tried to keep his excitement down by taking huge draughts of water; he forgot all his niceties of conduct; he sat in holy rapture with the toy between his paws, took it to bed with him, ate it in the night, and searched for it so longingly next day that I had to go out and buy him the man with the scythe.
And so, exulting over an honorable confidence which to his degraded instinct was a ludicrous "simplicity," this unmanly Abelard seduced the niece of the man whose guest he was.
Then when he saw the slanting sunlight lying on field and fallow, shining redly here and there on cot and farmhouse, and when he heard the sweet birds singing their vespers, and the sheep bleating upon the hillside, and beheld the swallows flying in the bright air, there came a great fullness to his heart so that all things blurred to his sight through salt tears, and he bowed his head lest the folk should think him unmanly when they saw the tears in his eyes.
Will you or will you not answer for your unmanly and brutal conduct?
No one will say it is unmanly to be captivated by a woman, or, being captivated, to marry her; and the admiration, the delight, the passion, the wonder, the unbounded confidence, and frantic adoration with which, by degrees, this big warrior got to regard the little Rebecca, were feelings which the ladies at least will pronounce were not altogether discreditable to him.