mannish(redirected from mannishness)
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Related to mannishness: masculinity
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).
1. (of a woman) having or displaying qualities regarded as typical of a man
2. of or resembling a man
being typical or suggestive of a man rather than a woman.
syn: See manly.
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|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 woman; "true mannish arrogance"|
masculine - associated with men and not with women