unfeminine

adjective

un·​fem·​i·​nine ˌən-ˈfe-mə-nən How to pronounce unfeminine (audio)
: not characteristic of, typical of, or appropriate for a woman : not feminine
an unfeminine voice/manner

Examples of unfeminine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Physical activity for girls and women was cast as unfeminine, and while schools poured money and other resources into programs for male students, budding female athletes were left to fend for themselves. Addie Morfoot, Variety, 21 June 2022 Her voice was harsh, unfeminine. Anne Thériault, Longreads, 14 May 2021 Her muscle mass is defiantly unfeminine but only because our idea of this gendered notion has always been too narrow and confining. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, 30 Aug. 2022 In an article for Smithsonian Magazine, science journalist Sarah Everts tracked that first 1919 deodorant campaign, which declared pit aroma distinctly unfeminine. Katherine Dunn, Fortune, 27 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1766, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unfeminine was in 1766

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Cite this Entry

“Unfeminine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfeminine. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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