masculinity

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mas·cu·line

(măs′kyə-lĭn)
adj.
1. Of or relating to men or boys; male.
2. Characterized by or possessing qualities traditionally attributed to men, such as aggressiveness.
3. Grammar Relating or belonging to the gender of words or forms that refer chiefly to males or to things grammatically classified as male.
4. Music Ending on an accented beat: a masculine cadence.
n.
1. Grammar
a. The masculine gender.
b. A word or word form of the masculine gender.
2. Archaic A male person.

[Middle English masculin, from Old French, from Latin masculīnus, from masculus, male, diminutive of mās.]

mas′cu·line·ly adv.
mas′cu·line·ness, mas′cu·lin′·ity (-lĭn′ĭ-tē) n.

mas•cu•lin•i•ty

(ˌmæs kyəˈlɪn ɪ ti)
n.
the quality of being masculine.
[1745–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.masculinity - the properties characteristic of the male sexmasculinity - the properties characteristic of the male sex
sexuality, gender, sex - the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles; "she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus"
virility - the masculine property of being capable of copulation and procreation
2.masculinity - the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for menmasculinity - the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for men
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
manfulness, manliness, virility - the trait of being manly; having the characteristics of an adult male
boyishness - being characteristic of a boy
machismo - exaggerated masculinity
hoydenism, tomboyishness - masculinity in women (especially in girls and young women)
femininity, muliebrity - the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for women

masculinity

noun virility, strength, toughness, manliness, maleness, robustness, ruggedness, muscularity The old ideas of masculinity do not work for most men.
Translations
ذكورَه، صِفات الرُّجولَه
mužnostmužskost
mandighedmaskulinitet
karlmennska
masculinitate
erillikerkeklik

masculinity

[ˌmæskjʊˈlɪnɪtɪ] Nmasculinidad f

masculinity

[ˌmæskjuˈlɪnɪti] nmasculinité f

masculinity

masculinity

[ˌmæskjʊˈlɪnɪtɪ] nvirilità f inv, mascolinità f inv (pej) (of woman) → mascolinità f inv

masculine

(ˈmӕskjulin) adjective
1. of the male sex. masculine qualities.
2. in certain languages, of one of usually two or three genders of nouns etc. Is the French word for `door' masculine or feminine?
ˌmascuˈlinity noun

masculinity

n masculinidad f
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