Definitions

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  • adj. Not manlike.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not manlike.
  • Unsuitable to a man, as opposed to a woman or child; effeminate; childish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not possessing qualities befitting a man

Etymologies

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un- +‎ manlike

Examples

  • Even after all these years, still one of the most convincely unmanlike aliens in the literature.

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  • It went on to find that the child possessed unreasonable fears for his age, and had unmanlike toilet behavior.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Stand Up and Urinate Like a Man:

  • It went on to find that the child possessed unreasonable fears for his age, and had “unmanlike” toilet behavior.

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  • I can undetstand how some “unmanlike” toilet behavior would compromise some important developmental opportunities.

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  • For the said dale, which hight the Black Valley of the Greywethers, hath a bad name for the haunting of unmanlike wights, against which even our men-at-arms might make no defence.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • For he that is angry seems with a kind of grief and close contraction of himself, to turn away from reason; but he that sins through lust, being overcome by pleasure, doth in his very sin bewray a more impotent, and unmanlike disposition.

    Meditations

  • I knew it was a woman from the bungling, unmanlike way that pistol was laid in the dead hand; the only question I had to answer was _which_ woman -- Fifi, Lady Stavornell, or this wretched little hypocrite.

    Cleek, the Master Detective

  • Speech so foreign to her ears, unnatural in tone, unmanlike even for a lover

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  • This was immediately followed by another bustle; Blear-eyed Moll, and several of her companions, having got possession of a man who was committed for certain odious unmanlike practices, not fit to be named, were giving him various kinds of discipline, and would probably have put an end to him, had he not been rescued out of their hands by authority.

    Amelia — Complete

  • -- always hates to be intruding his own convictions upon other men, especially in a case like this, where he might be afraid of some idiot's thinking him unmanlike.

    Ramsey Milholland

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