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Definition of "unmanly" []

  • Dishonorable; degrading. (adjective)
  • Lacking courage; cowardly. (adjective)
  • Regarded as unbecoming to a man. (adjective)

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 "unmanly" in a sentence
  • "I found, however, that although I allowed them many indulgences, they had still a great longing after war expeditions; and I could learn, in a quiet way, that they often drew comparisons by no means to my advantage, between my father's warlike propensities and what they called my unmanly disposition."
  • "Because he'd have to be a man for a woman but kneeling before her to pleasure her with his tongue in unmanly subservience?"
  • "I flew immediately to Miss Tuttle with the violent demand as to whether she knew that her sister was already a wife when she married me, and when she cried out 'No!' and showed great dismay, I broke forth with the dreadful tale and cowered in unmanly anguish at her feet, and went mad and lost myself for a little while."