un·​mas·​cu·​line | \ ˌən-ˈma-skyə-lən How to pronounce unmasculine (audio) \

Definition of unmasculine

: 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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of unmasculine

1649, in the meaning defined above

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24 Oct 2021

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“Unmasculine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmasculine. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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