Definitions

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  • adj. Not womanly; unfeminine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not womanly; unbecoming a woman; unfeminine.
  • In a manner unbecoming a woman.

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

  • adj. not womanly

Etymologies

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un- +‎ womanly

Examples

  • So the best substitute is to call her unwomanly instead.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • I suppose this is what you would call unwomanly; but I have got into

    The Awakening

  • I suppose this is what you would call unwomanly; but I have got into a habit of expressing myself.

    The Awakening

  • Her mother thought her lifeless and insensible; she even went so far as to call her unwomanly in her indifference to what any other woman would regard as an opportunity for a brilliant career.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • We are called unwomanly for our advocacy of this priceless boon to women.

    History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II

  • "You know that none of them have ever approved of my I 'unwomanly' interests," she retorted sourly.

    red dust

  • I remember some awful prat trying to stop my SK from tanking because it was "unwomanly".

    Play What You Are

  • Written and directed by Sandra Nettelbeck, the superb first half of the movie shows a woman with "unwomanly" qualities-pride, shyness and social indifference-who is nevertheless attractive and desirable, even while chewing out diners who don't appreciate her fare.

    Bad Women Make Me Feel Good

  • For myself, "he continued --" I should be very sorry to say that anything which honourable women of the day consider a reform, and propose to adopt, is 'unwomanly' or 'unsexing,' until it has been thoroughly tried, and proved to be so.

    The Heavenly Twins

  • There were ladies in those day too "unwomanly" to remain helpless burdens on overworked fathers and mothers, too "unsexed" to marry the first man that came along for the sake of their bread and butter.

    The Angel and the Author, and others

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