Womanishness
Womanish Wom"an*ish, a. Suitable to a woman, having the qualities of a woman; effeminate; not becoming a man; -- usually in a reproachful sense. See the Note under {Effeminate}. `` Thy tears are womanish.'' --Shak. `` Womanish entreaties.'' --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

A voice not soft, weak, piping, and womanish, but audible, strong, and manlike. --Ascham. [1913 Webster] -- {Wom"an*ish*ly}, adv. -- {Wom"an*ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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