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womanish

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adjective wom·an·ish \ˈwu̇-mə-nish\

Simple Definition of womanish

  • : suitable for or typical of a woman rather than a man : not masculine

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of womanish

  1. 1 :  associated with or characteristic of women rather than men

  2. 2 :  suggestive of a weak character :  effeminate <womanish fears>

womanishly adverb
womanishness noun

Examples of womanish in a sentence

  1. <such displays of emotion were once considered womanish and unseemly for a man>

  2. <she had a womanish gentleness, especially when dealing with children, that he loved>



14th Century

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14th century


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