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Definition of "unman" []

  • To cause to give up manly courage or spirit. (verb-transitive)
  • To take away virility from; emasculate. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unman" in a sentence
  • "Gavanelli, in contrast, stands and delivers and keeps his gaze in a middle distance as if to look the dying young woman in the eye would melt his cold heart and unman him."
  • "To remind them now of the meals they made of me would mortify and unman them, so I keep that silence."
  • "Seeing that she was about to unman him again as she tried to leap up, this time he all but threw her off his lap and then immediately rolled to the side and sprang to his feet."