unwomanly


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un·wom·an·ly

 (ŭn-wo͝om′ən-lē)
adj.
Uncharacteristic of, unbecoming to, or degrading to a woman, especially in not conforming to stereotypical feminine traits such as modesty and reserve.

unwomanly

(ʌnˈwʊmənlɪ)
adj
1. not possessing qualities, such as warmth, attractiveness, etc, generally regarded as typical of a woman, esp a mature woman
2. not characteristic of or belonging to a woman
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unwomanly - not womanlyunwomanly - not womanly; "the logical clearness of her arguments...condemned her as eccentric and unwomanly"
womanly, feminine - befitting or characteristic of a woman especially a mature woman; "womanly virtues of gentleness and compassion"
Translations

unwomanly

[ʌnˈwʊmənlɪ] ADJpoco femenino

unwomanly

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References in classic literature ?
I suppose this is what you would call unwomanly; but I have got into a habit of expressing myself.
And then to cant about it being unwomanly to work in the higher professions.
When he is under the depressing influence of the after-consequences, he bemoans his sufferings and his errors, and charges them both upon me; he knows such indulgence injures his health, and does him more harm than good; but he says I drive him to it by my unnatural, unwomanly conduct; it will be the ruin of him in the end, but it is all my fault; and then I am roused to defend myself, sometimes with bitter recrimination.
"All the same, she is a little too--I hardly like to say unwomanly, but she behaved most strangely when the Emersons arrived."
Perhaps the unwomanly nature of the science made her instinctively wish to conceal her love of it.
to behave in what many men would think was an unwomanly manner?"
That was not the phrase for such a girl as Miss Tulliver; it would have been more correct to say that she had been actuated by mere unwomanly boldness and unbridled passion.
The words, "Fred is a good fellow, but not at all the man I fancied you would ever like," and Laurie's face when he uttered them, kept returning to her as pertinaciously as her own did when she said in look, if not in words, "I shall marry for money." It troubled her to remember that now, she wished she could take it back, it sounded so unwomanly. She didn't want Laurie to think her a heartless, worldly creature.
It was unwomanly. Besides, if she had done it, what would he have thought of it?
Her strange unwomanly voice sank to the gentlest tones that I had heard from her yet.
'I meant,' explained Neville, 'that the surroundings are so dull and unwomanly, and that Helena can have no suitable friend or society here.'
I do not, of course, advocate anything in the shape of unwomanly behaviour, of which I am sure, my dear young lady, you are incapable; but I think that you should certainly try to pique your fiance, to test him.