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unman

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of unman

  1. 1 to deprive of courage or confidence the near crash of the airliner was a completely unmanning experience for the passengers Synonyms of unman demoralize, emasculate, paralyze, undo, unnerve, unstringWords Related to unman debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, neuter, weaken; prostrate, sap, soften, tire, waste; frighten, intimidate, psych (out), scare, terrify, terrorize; daunt, discourage, dishearten, dismay, dispirit; craze, derange, madden, unbalance, unhinge; discompose, disquiet, disturb, faze, perturb, unsettle, upset, weird outNear Antonyms of unman fortify, strengthen; embolden, encourage, heartenAntonyms of unman nerve

  2. 2 to lessen the courage or confidence of players who wouldn't let themselves be unmanned by the loss of a single game Synonyms of unman chill, daunt, demoralize, dishearten, dismay, dispirit, frustrate, discourage, unnerveWords Related to unman browbeat, bully, cow, intimidate; depress, sadden, weigh; afflict, try; damp, dampen, deaden; distress, trouble; bother, irk, vex, worry; debilitate, enfeeble, undermine, weaken; frighten, horrify, scareNear Antonyms of unman buoy (up), cheer, gladden; animate, enliven, invigorate; enforce, fortify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; assure, reassure; boost, energize, excite, galvanize, inspire, lift, provoke, quicken, rally, stimulate, stirAntonyms of unman embolden, encourage, hearten, nerve, steel

Synonym Discussion of unman

unnerve, enervate, unman, emasculate mean to deprive of strength or vigor and the capacity for effective action. unnerve implies marked often temporary loss of courage, self-control, or power to act.
    • unnerved by the near collision
enervate suggests a gradual physical or moral weakening (as through luxury or indolence) until one is too feeble to make an effort.
    • a nation's youth enervated by affluence and leisure
unman implies a loss of manly vigor, fortitude, or spirit.
    • a soldier unmanned by the terrors of battle
emasculate stresses a depriving of characteristic force by removing something essential.
    • an amendment that emasculates existing safeguards

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