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
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