womanish(redirected from womanishly)
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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).
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
wom•an•ish(ˈwʊm ə nɪʃ)
characteristic or suggestive of a woman; womanlike or feminine.
syn: See womanly.
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|Adj.||1.||womanish - having characteristics associated with women and considered undesirable in men; "womanish tears"|