Examples of emasculate in a Sentence
He plays the role of a meek husband who has been emasculated by his domineering wife.
Critics charged that this change would emasculate the law.
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Mr Xi has emasculated the Communist Youth League, once an influential group and the road to power for his prime minister, Li Keqiang, and his predecessor as China’s leader, Mr Hu.
Trump has emasculated his secretary of state, who clearly does not speak for the administration.
Indeed, a bystander wonders with what whimsical malice this aged man-child, blessed with superpowers, decided the league should be the newest target to be emasculated and confounded by his 140-character missiles.
Politically, their obsessions with identity politics and various racial and gender -isms and -ologies have emasculated the Democratic party: loss of governorships, state legislatures, the House, the Senate, the presidency, and the Supreme Court.
Left-wing officials sympathize with the lawbreakers, and the police, who rarely sympathize with thugs of any ideology, are ordered to do nothing by emasculated police chiefs.
This criteria has proven effective in the case of Richard Jefferson, a perennial candidate to turn back the hands of time and absolutely emasculate a superstar with a vicious posterization, but not with Deron Williams.
Many believe Ennahda has become a kind of self-emasculating giant, underplaying a strong political hand to enable counterrevolutionary resurgence.
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Synonymsdemoralize, unnerve, paralyze, undo, unman, unstring
Related Wordsdebilitate, enervate, enfeeble, neuter, weaken; prostrate, sap, soften, tire, waste; frighten, intimidate, psych (out), scare, terrify, terrorize; daunt, discourage, dishearten, dismay, dispirit; craze, derange, madden, unbalance, unhinge; discompose, disquiet, disturb, faze, perturb, unsettle, upset, weird out
Near Antonymsfortify, strengthen; embolden, encourage, hearten
Synonym Discussion of emasculate
- unnerved by the near collision
- a nation's youth enervated by affluence and leisure
- a soldier unmanned by the terrors of battle
- an amendment that emasculates existing safeguards
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