from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or condition of being masculine.
- n. Something traditionally considered to be characteristic of a male.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The degree or property of being masculine or manly; manliness
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being masculine; masculineness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being masculine; masculine character or traits.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for men
- n. the properties characteristic of the male sex
GROSS: In the movie, I should say, his masculinity is always being called into question.
Extreme masculinity is presented as a sane response to an insane world.
Glenn Ingersoll said ... masculinity is so fragile -- it's one dress away from complete destruction!
This exhibition of masculinity is considered progressive thus bringing clarity to the enigma.
Okay, many game developers may be culturally unsophisticated, but challenging their human adulthood and masculinity is a really low blow.
On her May 25, 2011, Facebook post Gloria Steinem lamented that kids enforce gender roles on each other even more strictly than adults impose them -- the most feminine of the girls are the meanest to girls who don't adhere to their rules on fashion and makeup, and the toughest of boys are the hardest on those who don't meet their definition of masculinity.
In trying to verbalize my own definition of femininity, I have used this idea "lacking in masculinity" or the opposite of masculine.
 I will argue in the following pages that Our Lady plays an essential and indispensable role in the development of the priest's masculinity, especially its spousal and paternal dimensions, and the manner that masculinity is lived out in celibate love.
Don Peck points out that industries dominated by women suffer less job loss, and he discusses extensively the negative psychological impact of extended unemployment on men, whose sense of masculinity is undermined by unemployment.
Even if your masculinity is crying out against such a purchase, consider the fact that your girlfriends will love you for it â€ except that they'll be swooning to thoughts of Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner instead of you, most likely.