unman

verb un·man \ ˌən-ˈman \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of unman

unmanned; unmanning
transitive verb
1 :to deprive of manly vigor, fortitude, or spirit

Examples of unman in a Sentence

  1. the near crash of the airliner was a completely unmanning experience for the passengers

  2. players who wouldn't let themselves be unmanned by the loss of a single game

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First Known Use of unman

1599

Synonym Discussion of unman

unnerve, enervate, unman, emasculate mean to deprive of strength or vigor and the capacity for effective action. unnerve implies marked often temporary loss of courage, self-control, or power to act.
    • unnerved by the near collision
enervate suggests a gradual physical or moral weakening (as through luxury or indolence) until one is too feeble to make an effort.
    • a nation's youth enervated by affluence and leisure
unman implies a loss of manly vigor, fortitude, or spirit.
    • a soldier unmanned by the terrors of battle
emasculate stresses a depriving of characteristic force by removing something essential.
    • an amendment that emasculates existing safeguards


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