Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of unman.
  • adj. That destroys manly virtues or qualities; that renders effeminate or helpless.

Etymologies

From unman +‎ -ing. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Actually Question, Hitler was very anti-Christian; one of the cornerstones of his ideology was to eventually do away with Christianity as he saw it as an offshoot of Jewish culture and thus" unmanning "the Aryan races." "" "wrong once again ... read a bit more"

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  • "Actually Question, Hitler was very anti-Christian; one of the cornerstones of his ideology was to eventually do away with Christianity as he saw it as an offshoot of Jewish culture and thus" unmanning "the Aryan races.

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  • Once he had assured himself that his wife and son were safe and relatively unscathed, Carmine banished the awful helplessness, the unmanning knowledge that Desdemona had had to save herself.

    TOO MANY MURDERS

  • Such an extraordinary effect in unmanning me it had that I ran weeping silently as a child might do.

    The War of The Worlds

  • One of the people that I met was senior Bush administration official who had this to say about our unmanning of war, quote, "It plays to our strength. the thing that scares people is our technology" but when you go out and meet with people, for example in Lebanon, it's a very different story.

    PW Singer on military robots and the future of war

  • And, truly, that was the most unmanning aspect of being a forlorn, love-crossed idiot-he'd gone from having earth-shattering, bone-jarring, back-clawing sex with a women he adored to nothing.

    Hot For Him

  • And now, just as I'm finding some depths of kindness within me (depths that are bounded by a bottomless, unmanning dread), suddenly I can't write.

    Lost

  • September 11, he said, was a profoundly “unmanning” experience for America.

    I Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen

  • It was so soothing at the same time that it was unmanning, as now he could see, making of him a child again.

    The Financier

  • That the epithet was well applied, and the ban just, might be; he put forth no denial that it was so: his mind even candidly revolved that unmanning possibility.

    Villette

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  • I loved her before, and so I had, the woman. But this was the monster and the monster was magnificent. I got an unmanning glimpse of the depth of my capacity for worship, drew back from it as from the edge of a cold-aired chasm. She saw that, too, and sent me, it's the same for me, don't you see? From "The Last Werewolf" by Glen Duncan.

    March 18, 2012