Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality or state of being masculine; manlikeness in qualities or character.

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  • noun The state or condition of being masculine.

Etymologies

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masculine +‎ -ness

Examples

  • She did not remember the lout, nor the imprisoned soul, nor the man who had stared at her in all masculineness and delighted and frightened her.

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  • She did not remember the lout, nor the imprisoned soul, nor the man who had stared at her in all masculineness and delighted and frightened her.

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  • When it occurs in a woman, it not only substitutes in her case a wiry and perhaps thin bearded masculineness for distinctive feminine traits and power, making her an epicene, but it entails a variety of prolonged weaknesses, that dwarf her rightful power in almost every direction.

    Sex in Education or, A Fair Chance for Girls

  • There are those who write and act as if their object were to assimilate woman as much as possible to man, by dropping all that is distinctively feminine out of her, and putting into her as large an amount of masculineness as possible.

    Sex in Education or, A Fair Chance for Girls

  • When this sort of arrest of development occurs in a man, it takes the element of masculineness out of him, and replaces it with adipose effeminacy.

    Sex in Education or, A Fair Chance for Girls

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