adjective wom·an·ish \ˈw-mə-nish\

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

Full Definition of WOMANISH

:  associated with or characteristic of women rather than men
:  suggestive of a weak character :  effeminate <womanish fears>
wom·an·ish·ly adverb
wom·an·ish·ness noun

Examples of WOMANISH

  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>

First Known Use of WOMANISH

14th century


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