unmanly

  • 1 unmanly — index ignoble, recreant, unseemly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 unmanly — degrading to a human, late 15c. (Cf. M.Du. onmamlijc, Ger. unmännlich); see UNMAN (Cf. unman) + LY (Cf. ly) (1) …

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  • 3 unmanly — [unman′lē] adj. unmanlier, unmanliest not manly; specif., a) lacking courage, resoluteness, etc.; cowardly, weak, etc. b) not befitting a man; effeminate; womanish unmanliness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 unmanly — 1. adjective a) Showing characteristics that are not manly, such as being immature, effeminate or cowardly, which might be construed as an indicator of weakness or of baseness of character. I do not know which is the worse, he cried, the… …

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  • 5 unmanly — [[t]ʌ̱nmæ̱nli[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ (disapproval) If you describe a boy s or man s behaviour as unmanly, you are critical of the fact that they are behaving in a way that you think is inappropriate for a man. Your partner can feel the… …

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  • 6 unmanly — UK [ʌnˈmænlɪ] / US adjective Word forms unmanly : adjective unmanly comparative unmanlier superlative unmanliest not behaving in a way that many people believe a man should behave …

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  • 7 unmanly — adjective he was on the verge of tears, but did not wish to appear unmanly Syn: effeminate, effete, unmasculine, womanish, epicene; weak, limp wristed, soft, timid, timorous; informal sissy, swishy, wimpish, wimpy, nancy, pansy, camp Ant …

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  • 8 unmanly — adjective Date: 15th century not manly: as a. being of weak character ; cowardly b. effeminate • unmanliness noun …

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  • 9 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] * * * …

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  • 10 unmanly — Synonyms and related words: afraid, chicken, chickenhearted, coward, cowardly, cowed, craven, daunted, dismayed, effeminate, epicene, fainthearted, fearful, funking, funky, gutless, henhearted, intimidated, lily livered, milk livered, milksoppish …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 unmanly — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. cowardly; ignoble; effeminate. See cowardice, female. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. weak, effeminate, womanish; see cowardly 1 , 2 , 3 , feminine 2 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Ignobly… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 unmanly — un|man|ly [ʌnˈmænli] adj not thought to be suitable for or typical of a man …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 unmanly — un|man|ly [ ʌn mænli ] adjective not behaving in a way that many people believe a man should behave …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 unmanly — adj. effeminate, womanly, weak, timid …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 unmanly — adjective not manly. Derivatives unmanliness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 unmanly — a. 1. Effeminate, womanish, weak. 2. Base, ignoble, mean, ungenerous, cowardly, dastardly …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 unmanly — adjective not thought to be suitable for or typical of a man …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 unmanly — adj 1. weak, enfeebled, frail, fragile, feeble, delicate, soft; timid, timorous, fearful, afraid, fainthearted, lily livered, Inf. mousy; cowardly, pusillanimous, craven, Inf. yellow, weak kneed, Sl. chicken; daunted, intimidated, Inf. funky,… …

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  • 19 unmanly — un·manly …

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  • 20 unmanly — un•man•ly [[t]ʌnˈmæn li[/t]] adj., li•er, li•est. 1) not manly; not characteristic of or befitting a man 2) effeminate • Etymology: 1350–1400 …

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