emasculated

adjective

emas·​cu·​lat·​ed i-ˈma-skyə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce emasculated (audio)
: deprived of or lacking virility, strength, or vigor
He was a boy split in allegiance between a snobbish, devouring mother and an emasculated father.Betty Harper Fussell
Clooney languished as one of the emasculated boy-toys on "Sisters" for two years.Rick Marin
The old Russian matriarchy survives in a society where strong, self-sacrificing, self-sufficient women dominate passive, emasculated husbands.The Wilson Quarterly

Examples of emasculated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Blake is not an emasculated wimp; his confidence is complete, his suavity bordering on the toxic. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 9 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1670, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of emasculated was in 1670

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“Emasculated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emasculated. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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