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1. Of, characteristic of, or suitable to a woman, especially when considered inferior to a man: "He had long known ... that Burgundy is better than that womanish drink, champagne" (Sinclair Lewis).
2. Imitative or suggestive of a woman rather than a man: "With a womanish gesture he lifted a lock of silver hair from his forehead and smoothed it back on his head" (Carson McCullers).
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|Noun||1.||womanishness - the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man); "the students associated science with masculinity and arts with effeminacy"; "Spartans accused Athenians of effeminateness"; "he was shocked by the softness of the atmosphere surrounding the young prince, arising from the superfluity of the femininity that guided him"|
emasculation - loss of power and masculinity
depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
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