unfeminine

adjective
un·​fem·​i·​nine | \ ˌən-ˈfe-mə-nən How to pronounce unfeminine (audio) \

Definition of unfeminine

: 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, 8 Mar. 2022 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, 8 Mar. 2022 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, 8 Mar. 2022 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, 8 Mar. 2022 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, 8 Mar. 2022 That the story seems to thrill her more is, narratively, something of a bold move, giving her another thing in common with her subject: a cool, and thus unfeminine, kind of steeliness, prizing achievement over likability. Philippa Snow, The New Republic, 9 Feb. 2022 Greenhow, who had helped make Martineau’s autopsy report public without her permission, claimed that her gynecological disease was the reason for her unfeminine behavior and opinions. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Nov. 2021 They are also taught that fierce self-compassion is unfeminine. Rob Dube, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unfeminine

1766, in the meaning defined above

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“Unfeminine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfeminine. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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