from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Dishonorable; degrading.
- adj. Lacking courage; cowardly.
- adj. Regarded as unbecoming to a man.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. 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.
- adj. Of or pertaining to something not human.
- adj. Cowardly, base.
- adj. Not acceptable of a man.
- adj. Not becoming of a man.
- adv. In a manner that is unmanly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not manly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not possessing qualities befitting a man
- adj. lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful
- adv. without qualities thought to befit a man
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I found, however, that although I allowed them many indulgences, they had still a great longing after war expeditions; and I could learn, in a quiet way, that they often drew comparisons by no means to my advantage, between my father's warlike propensities and what they called my unmanly disposition.
Because he'd have to be a man for a woman but kneeling before her to pleasure her with his tongue in unmanly subservience?
I flew immediately to Miss Tuttle with the violent demand as to whether she knew that her sister was already a wife when she married me, and when she cried out 'No!' and showed great dismay, I broke forth with the dreadful tale and cowered in unmanly anguish at her feet, and went mad and lost myself for a little while.
Tringle, with �0,000, to you with nothing; and I do not think that I ought to be called unmanly, disgraceful, and a coward, because I have courage enough to speak the truth openly to a friend whom I trust.
But then I acknowledge also that I prefer Miss Tringle, with £100,000, to you with nothing; and I do not think that I ought to be called unmanly, disgraceful, and a coward, because I have courage enough to speak the truth openly to a friend whom I trust.
I ought to be called unmanly, disgraceful, and a coward, because
Despite being called the unmanly 'Care Bear' on the field, Danny has embraced the nickname and has embroidered it on his shoes.
When I was in school, I saw great damage done to a young man ostracized as a "faggot" by his holier-than-thou Christian brethren, called unmanly by his own father and left unprotected by his mother against all the abuse.
Some think Sharron Angle was inspired by Christine O'Donnell's more colorful turn of a phrase in early September when she warned her opponent in the Republican primary, Congressman Mike Castle, to stop using such "unmanly" tactics as filing a complaint against her with the Federal Election Commission and to get his "man-pants on" because the election wasn't "a bake-off."
Last Friday, four days before the primary, O'Donnell called Castle "unmanly" for filing an election law complaint against her, telling a radio show host that "this is not a bake-off, get your man-pants on."
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