Definition of unfeminine in English:

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unfeminine

Pronunciation: /ˌənˈfemənin/

adjective

Not having or showing qualities traditionally associated with women.
Example sentences
  • When women and girls act in anti-social ways, it tends to be treated as unfeminine, and even as a pathological problem.
  • Her character, Havers, is drab and unfeminine, a misfit on the force, but the police she met were quite different.
  • Hairy legs on women is considered unfeminine, although it is completely natural.

Derivatives

unfemininity

noun
Example sentences
  • It is a key sign of masculinity for men, but deplored as a sign of unfemininity for women.
  • I can no longer be terrorized by society's, my mate's, or my employer's allegations of unfemininity.
  • This was probably the only compliment she has heard in a long time since she was so convinced of her unfemininity.

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Syllabification: un·fem·i·nine

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