womanish

adjective
wom·​an·​ish | \ˈwu̇-mə-nish \

Definition of womanish 

1 : associated with or characteristic of women rather than men

2 : suggestive of a weak character : effeminate womanish fears

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Other Words from womanish

womanishly adverb
womanishness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for womanish

Synonyms

female, feminine, womanlike, womanly

Antonyms

unfeminine, unwomanly

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Examples of womanish in a Sentence

such displays of emotion were once considered womanish and unseemly for a man she had a womanish gentleness, especially when dealing with children, that he loved

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And then there’s Trump’s temperament, which is, and not to be a traitor to my sex, on the womanish side. Lili Anolik, Vanities, "Donald Trump’s Biggest Mistake Might Have Been Getting Elected," 19 June 2017 And then there’s Trump’s temperament, which is, and not to be a traitor to my sex, on the womanish side. Vanityfair.com, VanityFair.com, "Donald Trump’s Biggest Mistake Might Have Been Getting Elected," 14 June 2017

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First Known Use of womanish

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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womanish

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of womanish

: suitable for or typical of a woman rather than a man : not masculine

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