mannish


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man·nish

 (măn′ĭsh)
adj.
1. Of or relating to men; masculine: "As a junior tennis player ... I felt betrayed at around fourteen when so many of these single-minded flailing boys became abruptly mannish and tall" (David Foster Wallace)."It was better for a woman ... to stand back, keep quiet, and let the men work out their mannish problems" (Maya Angelou).
2. Imitative or suggestive of a man rather than a woman: "Her ring sinks into the fourth finger of her square, mannish hands" (Mary Gordon).

man′nish·ly adv.
man′nish·ness n.

mannish

(ˈmænɪʃ)
adj
1. (of a woman) having or displaying qualities regarded as typical of a man
2. of or resembling a man
ˈmannishly adv
ˈmannishness n

man•nish

(ˈmæn ɪʃ)

adj.
being typical or suggestive of a man rather than a woman.
[1300–50]
man′nish•ly, adv.
man′nish•ness, n.
syn: See manly.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mannish - resembling or imitative of or suggestive of a man rather than a woman; "a mannish stride"
unwomanly - not womanly; "the logical clearness of her arguments...condemned her as eccentric and unwomanly"
2.mannish - characteristic of a man as distinguished from a womanmannish - characteristic of a man as distinguished from a woman; "true mannish arrogance"
masculine - associated with men and not with women

mannish

adjective manlike, masculine, unfeminine, butch (informal), unladylike, unwomanly She shook hands in a mannish way.

mannish

adjective
Of, characteristic of, or befitting the male sex:
Translations

mannish

[ˈmænɪʃ] ADJhombruno

mannish

adj woman, clothesmännlich wirkend

mannish

[ˈmænɪʃ] adj (pej) → mascolino/a
References in classic literature ?
The girls out there usually got rough and mannish after they went to herding.
But like want of reasonableness, a love for having the last word, want of humour and the like, politics were in her opinion a mannish attribute to be tolerated, and Gladstone was the name of the something which makes all our sex such queer characters.
I want to pay a little debt of honour that is rather pressing," and Steve put on a mannish air that was comical to see.
I was afraid I should find them mannish and rough, or sentimental and conceited.
People boil them and they will save the water, which they call Mannish water to drink later as it's believed to be an aphrodisiac.
"Balance the masculine tailoring element with softer garments, for example mannish, wide-legged tailored trousers with a blouse and platform heels.
"Mannish" was a polite way of casting doubt on a woman's sexuality.
4 Frisky and Mannish, Extra Curricular Activities at Assembly Hall.
Feminine aficionados don''t panic, you don''t have to work the mannish trend topto-toe.
But if you're still clinging to the floaty, feminine styles of the summer, think again - this autumn sees a return to clean silhouettes and mannish tailoring.
PRETTY Sarah Parish had to swap her sleek, feminine looks for a dark, mannish wig and stubble in her latest role.