womanish


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wom·an·ish

 (wo͝om′ə-nĭsh)
adj.
1. Of, characteristic of, or suitable to a woman, especially when considered inferior to a man: "He had long known ... that Burgundy is better than that womanish drink, champagne" (Sinclair Lewis).
2. Imitative or suggestive of a woman rather than a man: "With a womanish gesture he lifted a lock of silver hair from his forehead and smoothed it back on his head" (Carson McCullers).

wom′an·ish·ly adv.
wom′an·ish·ness n.

womanish

(ˈwʊmənɪʃ)
adj
1. having qualities or characteristics regarded as unsuitable to a strong character of either sex, esp a man
2. characteristic of or suitable for a woman
ˈwomanishly adv
ˈwomanishness n

wom•an•ish

(ˈwʊm ə nɪʃ)

adj.
characteristic or suggestive of a woman; womanlike or feminine.
[1325–75]
wom′an•ish•ly, adv.
wom′an•ish•ness, n.
syn: See womanly.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.womanish - having characteristics associated with women and considered undesirable in men; "womanish tears"
unmanful, unmanlike, unmanly - not possessing qualities befitting a man

womanish

adjective
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of women:
2. Having qualities more appropriate to women than to men:
Translations

womanish

[ˈwʊmənɪʃ] ADJmujeril, propio de mujer; [man] → afeminado

womanish

adj (= womanly) womanfraulich; (pej: = effeminate) manweibisch
References in classic literature ?
No exclamation of surprise escaped the father, nor was any question asked, or reply given, for several minutes; each appearing to await the moment when he might speak, without betraying womanish curiosity or childish impatience.
there was added the womanish and old-maiden-like misery arising from a sense of unseemliness in her attire.
So he told me that I was a womanish sentimentalist, and would never do for business life; and advised me to take the bank-stock and the New Orleans family mansion, and go to writing poetry, and let him manage the plantation.
To think of having such an attack of womanish hysteria, pah
Two ladies, rivals in fashionable life who tormented one another with a thousand little stings of womanish spite, were given to understand that each of their hearts was a nest of diminutive snakes, which did quite as much mischief as one great one.
Ivanushka, sipping out of her saucer, looked with sly womanish eyes from under her brows at the young men.
Fred turned round and hurried out of the room, conscious that he was getting rather womanish, and feeling confusedly that his being sorry was not of much use to the Garths.
Search everywhere for a poor weak womanish creature, with rings on his little white hands.
It was impossible for Mercy to look at them, as she was looking now, without drawing the inevitable comparison between the manly force and dignity of Julian and the womanish malice and irritability of Horace.
I am ashamed, Mr Jones, of this womanish weakness; but I shall never mention him without tears.
He is so steady, precise, and exact, that he will talk Jack's thoughts into shape, in no time: whereas with me Jack is always impulsive and hurried, and, I may say, almost womanish.
His feet were effeminately small, and were clad in buff-coloured silk stockings, and little womanish bronze-leather slippers.