unman

  • 1 Unman — Un*man , v. t. [1st pref. un + man.] [1913 Webster] 1. To deprive of the distinctive qualities of a human being, as reason, or the like. [R.] South. [1913 Webster] 2. To emasculate; to deprive of virility. [1913 Webster] 3. To deprive of the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 unman — [unman′] vt. unmanned, unmanning 1. to deprive of manly courage, nerve, self confidence, etc. 2. to emasculate; castrate 3. to deprive of men or personnel: now usually in the pp.: cf. UNMANNED SYN. UNNERVE …

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  • 3 unman — (v.) 1590s, to deprive of the attributes of a human being, from UN (Cf. un ) (2) + verbal derivative of MAN (Cf. man) (n.). Meaning to deprive of manly courage is attested from c.1600; that of to emasculate is from 1680s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 unman — *unnerve, emasculate, enervate Analogous words: sap, undermine, *weaken, enfeeble, debilitate: *abase, degrade: *deplete, drain, exhaust, impoverish, bankrupt …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 unman — ► VERB (unmanned, unmanning) literary ▪ deprive of manly qualities such as self control or courage …

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  • 6 unman — /ʌnˈmæn / (say un man) verb (t) (unmanned, unmanning) 1. to deprive of the character or qualities of a man. 2. Obsolete to deprive of virility; emasculate. 3. to deprive of manly courage or fortitude; break down the manly spirit of. 4. to deprive …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 7 unman — transitive verb Date: circa 1600 1. to deprive of manly vigor, fortitude, or spirit 2. castrate, emasculate Synonyms: see unnerve …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 unman — /un man /, v.t., unmanned, unmanning. 1. to deprive of courage or fortitude; break down the manly spirit of: Constant conflict finally unmanned him. 2. to deprive of virility; emasculate; castrate. [1590 1600; UN 2 + MAN1] * * * …

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  • 9 unman — verb a) To castrate; to remove ones manhood. His fear unmanned him. b) To sap the strength, whether physical or emotional, required to deal with a situation …

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  • 10 unman — Synonyms and related words: abase, abate, affright, alarm, attenuate, beat down, bend, blunt, break, break down, bring low, bring to terms, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, castrate, clamp down on, coerce, compel, conquer, cow, cramp, cripple, crush,… …

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  • 11 unman — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. emasculate, devitalize, unnerve, enervate, weaken; effeminize. See impotence, fear, dejection …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 unman — v. cause to lose characteristics that are considered to be manly (especially courage); castrate, emasculate …

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  • 13 unman — annum …

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  • 14 unman — verb (unmans, unmanning, unmanned) literary deprive of manly qualities such as courage …

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  • 15 unman — v. a. 1. Emasculate, castrate, geld, deprive of virility. 2. Dishearten, discourage, make despondent, deject. 3. Weaken, debilitate, effeminate, emolliate, enfeeble, unnerve, make effeminate. 4. Deprive of men …

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  • 16 unman — v 1. break down, wear down, dishearten, discourage, demoralize; depress, dispirit, dismay, sink, push down; weaken, enfeeble, devitalize, enervate, unbrace; unnerve, daunt, intimidate, rattle, unstring, shake; undermine, unstrengthen, sap, lay… …

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  • 17 unman — un·man …

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  • 18 unman — un•man [[t]ʌnˈmæn[/t]] v. t. manned, man•ning 1) to deprive of courage or fortitude; break down the manly spirit of 2) to deprive of virility; emasculate; castrate • Etymology: 1590–1600 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 unman — v.tr. (unmanned, unmanning) 1 deprive of supposed manly qualities (e.g. self control, courage); cause to weep etc., discourage. 2 deprive (a ship etc.) of men …

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  • 20 Unman, Wittering and Zigo — is a 1958 radio play by the British writer Giles Cooper. Written to put across Cooper s dislike of the public schools system in place at the time, the play is based around a school where a master has just been killed. The main character is the… …

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