un·​man | \ ˌən-ˈman How to pronounce unman (audio) \
unmanned; unmanning

Definition of unman

transitive verb

1 : to deprive of manly vigor, fortitude, or spirit

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demoralize, emasculate, paralyze, undo, unnerve, unstring



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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

Examples of unman in a Sentence

the near crash of the airliner was a completely unmanning experience for the passengers players who wouldn't let themselves be unmanned by the loss of a single game

First Known Use of unman

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unman was in 1599

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to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

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