womanish

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adjective wom·an·ish \ˈwu̇-mə-nish\

Definition of womanish

  1. 1 :  associated with or characteristic of women rather than men

  2. 2 :  suggestive of a weak character :  effeminate womanish fears

womanishly

adverb

womanishness

noun

Examples of womanish in a Sentence

  1. such displays of emotion were once considered womanish and unseemly for a man

  2. she had a womanish gentleness, especially when dealing with children, that he loved

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First Known Use of womanish

14th century


WOMANISH Defined for English Language Learners

womanish

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adjective

Definition of womanish for English Language Learners

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


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