Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Uncharacteristic of, unbecoming to, or degrading to a man, especially in not conforming to stereotypical masculine traits such as stoicism and independence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not manly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of a person 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.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to something not human.
  • adjective of a behaviour or action Cowardly, base.
  • adjective of a behaviour or action Not acceptable of a man.
  • adjective of a behaviour or action Not becoming of a man.
  • adverb In a manner that is unmanly.

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

  • adjective not possessing qualities befitting a man
  • adjective lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful
  • adverb without qualities thought to befit a man

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Examples

  • 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.

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  • Because he'd have to be a man for a woman but kneeling before her to pleasure her with his tongue in unmanly subservience?

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  • Because he'd have to be a man for a woman but kneeling before her to pleasure her with his tongue in unmanly subservience?

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Ayala's Angel

  • 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.

    Ayala's Angel

  • I ought to be called unmanly, disgraceful, and a coward, because

    Ayala's Angel

  • 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.

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  • Despite being called the unmanly 'Care Bear' on the field, Danny has embraced the nickname and has embroidered it on his shoes.

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  • 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.

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