sissyish


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sis·sy

 (sĭs′ē)
n. pl. sis·sies
1. A person regarded as timid or cowardly.
2. Offensive A boy or man regarded as effeminate.
3. Informal Sister.

[ Diminutive of sis.]

sis′si·fied′ (-fīd′) adj.
sis′si·ness, sis′sy·ness n.
sis′sy·ish adj.

sissyish

(ˈsɪsɪɪʃ)
adj
rather effeminate
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sissyish - having unsuitable feminine qualities
unmanful, unmanlike, unmanly - not possessing qualities befitting a man

sissyish

adjective
Having qualities more appropriate to women than to men:
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If a girl can become something like a cowboy by putting on the outfit and playing the part, and if a cowboy can maintain male respect by hiding his weakness, then the outfit is the essence of the cowboy, and presumably, it always keeps closeted what would appear to be unmanly and sissyish, even in actual males.
Henley had hidden Ernst and Ernest beneath their initials; and Hemingway's father Clarence, who had an equally sissyish name, was called the more manly "Ed.
Anything less was sissyish, an offense to their manhood" (p.