Adjective(1) not possessing qualities befitting a man(2) lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful
Adverb(1) without qualities thought to befit a man
(1) Why is it a manly diversion to bully others whereas sexual deviation is unmanly and deserving of moral and criminal censure?(2) Two decades before he ever jostled with Du Bois, he was asserting that of course ├ö├ç├┐there should be no unmanly cowering or stooping to satisfy unreasonable whims of the Southern white man.├ö├ç├û(3) Grandpa would, in essence, teach me to be afraid, to understand the humiliation that awaited me if I dared shed tears or demonstrate some other unmanly behavior.(4) Men, he claimed, are much less likely to weep due to bodily pain since weeping is seen as a weak and unmanly behaviour.(5) Micheaux uses contemporaneous notions of gender as a way of naturalizing positive and negative character qualities as manly or unmanly , womanly or unwomanly.(6) For unmanly men tend to two extremes: either soft and selfish, unwilling to support or defend others, or harsh and violent, accustomed to brutally taking whatever they want.(7) Things once considered unmanly such as taking pride in home decorating or even exfoliating and moisturizing your skin are gradually turning into a male indulgence and becoming more acceptable by society.(8) Eager to cut the tension following what they perceived to be a slightly unmanly excursion - two guys looking at art together - they headed directly to a bar├ö├ç┬¬(9) The reader is meant to despise him as weak and unmanly and, thanks to Rand's powers as a novelist, we have no trouble seeing him in this way.(10) The building committee's defence of the institution attempted to deflect the serious charge of proselytism by criticizing the second special committee for unmanly and impertinent behaviour.(11) The Boss gasps, suppressing his unmanly girlish enthusiasm.(12) Burgeoning homosexual communities helped to give shape to this opposition; male homosexuals were increasingly seen as unmanly , and effeminate men were apt to have their sexuality questioned.(13) One of the things that was thrown at the anti-war movement in the mid-'60s was that the people were cowards, unmanly because they wouldn't fight and kill for their country.(14) Instead, the Bush ideologues came to power smug in the security of their own worldview, part of which, frankly, seems to be the belief that it would be soft and unmanly to let facts alter their preconceptions.(15) Moderate native American chiefs were viewed as weak and unmanly , particularly by younger men.(16) But excavations at the Catterick Roman settlement in North Yorkshire suggest some members of the garrison were more likely to have been found in highly coloured women's robes, turbans, tiaras and rather unmanly hair-dos.
1. effeminate ::
2. pusillanimous ::
3. unmanlike ::
1. manly ::
2. mannish ::
as 'n man
3. masculine ::
4. virile ::
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