Synonyms and Antonyms of manlike

  1. 1 of, relating to, or marked by qualities traditionally associated with men <some people still consider nursing to be a less manlike occupation> Synonyms male, masculine, manly, mannish, man-size (or man-sized), virileRelated Words hairy-chested, hypermasculine, macho, ultramasculine; boyish, hoydenish, tomboyish; Amazonian, butchNear Antonyms metrosexual, unmacho; effeminate, girlish, sissified, sissy; feminine, womanish, womanlike, womanly; emasculated, impotent, weakened; androgynous, neuterAntonyms unmanly, unmasculine

  2. 2 having qualities or traits that are traditionally considered inappropriate for a girl or woman <polls have shown that strong-willed, assertive women running for public office are regarded by some voters as too manlike> Synonyms hoydenish, unfeminine, mannish, tomboyish, unladylike, unwomanlyRelated Words gentlemanly, male, manly, masculineNear Antonyms effeminate, girlish, sissified, sissy, unmanly, unmasculine, womanish, womanlike; distaff, petticoatAntonyms female, feminine, ladylike, womanly

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