noun see unmanly

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  • unmanliness — See unmanly. * * * …   Universalium

  • unmanliness — noun The property of being unmanly; sissiness; womanliness …   Wiktionary

  • unmanliness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Ignoble lack of courage: chickenheartedness, cowardice, cowardliness, cravenness, das tardliness, faint heartedness, funk, pusillanimity. Slang: gutlessness, yellowness, yellow streak. See FEAR. 2. The quality of… …   English dictionary for students

  • unmanliness — n. lack of manliness, effeminacy; weakness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unmanliness — un·manliness …   English syllables

  • unmanliness — noun the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man) the students associated science with masculinity and arts with effeminacy Spartans accused Athenians of effeminateness he was shocked by the softness of the atmosphere surrounding the young …   Useful english dictionary

  • unmanly — unmanliness, n. /un man lee/, adj., unmanlier, unmanliest. 1. not manly; not characteristic of or befitting a man; weak, timid, or cowardly. 2. effeminate. [1350 1400; ME; see UN 1, MANLY] * * * …   Universalium

  • Malakia (effeminacy) — In Greek society, effeminacy (Greek: gr. ἀνανδρία ndash; anandria ; gr. μαλακία ndash; malakia; Latin: mollites) was a term applied to men who were perceived as having the quality of unmanliness, softness or delicacy, shown by moral weakness,… …   Wikipedia

  • Nīþ — For the cursing pole, see Nithing pole. In historical Germanic society, nīþ (Old Norse: níð; Old English: nīþ, nīð); was a term for a social stigma implying the loss of honour and the status of a villain. A person affected with the stigma is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Bibliography —    As the scope of the dictionary entries and extent of this bibliography make clear, there is a huge range of literature on shamans, from introductory works, general discussions on such topics as definition, and culture specific ethnographic… …   Historical dictionary of shamanism

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