unmasculine

adjective

un·​mas·​cu·​line ˌən-ˈma-skyə-lən How to pronounce unmasculine (audio)
: not characteristic of, typical of, or appropriate for a man : not masculine
unmasculine clothing
He sat back in his chair and crossed his legs, an affectation Marius had never cared for, deeming it unmasculine.Colleen McCullough

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The obvious split between masculine, feminine, and implicitly unmasculine is key to Campion’s pompous storytelling. Armond White, National Review, 31 Dec. 2021 On the other side of the divide, college is viewed as meandering, luxurious, usurious, and somehow unmasculine, which explains the increasing college gender gap (not only in enrollment, but increasingly completion). Ryan Craig, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 There are some people who worry the vaccine was authorized too quickly, and even some men who think protection from a deadly virus is unmasculine. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, 20 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1649, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unmasculine was in 1649

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“Unmasculine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmasculine. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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