Definition of unwomanly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈwʊmənli/


Not having or showing qualities traditionally associated with women: initiative of any overt sort was considered unwomanly
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  • He uses contemporaneous notions of gender as a way of naturalizing positive and negative character qualities as manly or unmanly, womanly or unwomanly.
  • He thought it was such an unwomanly, tomboy thing.
  • So you are only criticizing women when they do unwomanly things.



Example sentences
  • She is to be seen standing on her tub shouting with the best; and as little abashed by the unwomanliness of her ‘environment’ as are her more mischievous compeers on the political stump.
  • Sooner than such an inversion of social order, I would welcome even Turkish bondage; for surely utter ignorance is infinitely preferable to erudite unwomanliness.
  • He was touched by the simple self-respect that would not let her suffer from what was not wrong in itself, but that made her shrink from a voluntary semblance of unwomanliness.

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