unmasculine

unmasculine

(ʌnˈmæskjʊlɪn)
adj
without the appropriate or typical manly qualities or characteristics
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This discovery was followed by a movement of instinctive shrinking from this unreasonable and unmasculine affair.
In the meantime, Paul can embrace his own vulnerability as a mark of honour and masculinity instead of a reason to feel ashamed and, with that, unmasculine. Paul begins, in different terminology, to inhabit a "queer space," a space that cannot be in the eyes of his contemporaries (neither jew, nor Greek, and so on), but a space that is crafted through his faith in Christ and offers access to an alternative reality, as it were.
They've just bottled up their misery believing it unmasculine to admit they are feeling depressed.
Pastels in general are seen as unmasculine, and are therefore avoided.
But the idea took a while to catch on as men considered them unmasculine.
Just as Cohn and Giovanni are racially coded as other, Jake and David both see their emotionality as an unmasculine weakness.
It may be the case of the lesser of two unmasculine evils for these men: display career indecision rather than claim an association with caring, emotions, and nursing.
Even before the sweeping rule changes in 1906, there was concern in some quarters that any changes would alter the game to the point at which it became unrecognizable and, worse, unmasculine. The artist Frederick Remington summed up these concerns in a letter to the legendary Walter Camp: "Football, in my opinion, is best at its worst.
It is also possible that the aforementioned symptoms are associated with men seeking help (particularly when help-seeking is perceived as unmasculine) for infertility problems.
The Antiquary sets two kinds of unmasculine antiquarians, Sir Arthur Wardour and Jonathan Oldbuck, against William Lovel and his manly historicism to demonstrate proper masculine feeling.
I think your emotional, instinctive and unpragmatic approach to most issues - so very unmasculine - is the secret of your success in the male-dominated world of politics.