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Definition of the adjective unmanly

What does unmanly mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more unmanly / unmanlier | most unmanly / unmanliest

  1. not possessing qualities befitting a man
  2. lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful

Alternative definition of the adjective unmanly

adjective

  1. [context: of a person] 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.
  2. Of or pertaining to something not human.
  3. [context: of a behaviour or action] Cowardly, base.
  4. [context: of a behaviour or action] Not acceptable of a man.
  5. [context: of a behaviour or action] Not becoming of a man.

Definition of the adverb unmanly

What does unmanly mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?

adverb

  1. without qualities thought to befit a man

Alternative definition of the adverb unmanly

adverb

  1. In a manner that is unmanly.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for unmanly

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Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

Unbecoming a hu* UNMANLY.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

Unmanly is also equivalent to inhuman ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1828)

by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson

Admission of the qualities of a woman ; softness ; unmanly delicacy ; lascivousness ; loose pleasure. EFFEMINATE, (ef- fem'-e-nate) a. Having the qualities of a woman ; womanish ; voluptuous ; tender ...

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Scrabble value of U1N1M3A1N1L1Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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