un·​wom·​an·​ly ˌən-ˈwu̇-mən-lē How to pronounce unwomanly (audio)
: not womanly
Perhaps you think me bold and unwomanly to speak so plainly to you, a stranger.Lucy Maud Montgomery
unwomanly adverb
To justify herself, she began, unwomanly, to weigh the evidence. Rudyard Kipling

Examples of unwomanly in a Sentence

aggression and assertiveness were once considered unwomanly

Word History

First Known Use

1529, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unwomanly was in 1529

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Cite this Entry

“Unwomanly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unwomanly. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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