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  • n. The state or condition of being unwomanly.


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unwomanly +‎ -ness


  • Beyond this lies the fact that womanliness is opposed to mannishness, and that unwomanliness grows faster than its virtuous opposite.

    Hold Up Your Heads, Girls! : Helps for Girls, in School and Out

  • All the littlenesses in the social customs of girls; all their raw, untrained, ungenerous acts, their indulgences, their prejudices, are the weak and despised signs of unwomanliness.

    Hold Up Your Heads, Girls! : Helps for Girls, in School and Out

  • Would that there might be less of this unwomanliness!

    Hold Up Your Heads, Girls! : Helps for Girls, in School and Out

  • We have been disgusted with Juliet, out of all patience with her levity and unwomanliness, but we sympathize in her unutterable grief.

    Hubert's Wife A Story for You

  • Helen's reputed coldness of heart lay intense feeling, and on numerous occasions she had verged on unwomanliness in baring her moods to Wade, in a way that many other men would have been quicker to fathom, and perhaps to take advantage of, than he had been.

    Hidden Gold

  • In nine cases out of ten there is a great wrong or a great grief at the bottom of all her unwomanliness -- perhaps both; and if she shrieks you may be sure that she is suffering; ease her pain, and she will be quiet enough.


  • In her voice was some shocking quality of unwomanliness, some lack of pride, and reserve, and courage.

    Saturday's Child

  • Or did there lurk in her the insidious unhealthfulness of unwomanliness?

    As Between A Man and A Woman

  • In that and his speechless delight she read his estimate of her appearance; and, notwithstanding the unwomanliness of her costume, and the fact of his notorious character, she knew she had never received so great a compliment.

    The Border Legion

  • When you charge us with unwomanliness - because we petition our law makers to protect us from the curse of liquor selling - so that our young sons may go to school or to market or the post office without passing the open door to every sin known to the decalogue, I ask is it manly to force us to the extremity?

    Country life in Georgia in the days of my youth,


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