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Definition of "womanish" []

  • Of, characteristic of, or natural to a woman. See Synonyms at female. (adjective)
  • Resembling, imitative of, or suggestive of a woman. (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 "womanish" in a sentence
  • "But it gets better: “His movements have been described as womanish — a dainty ladylike way of walking when not assuming a military carriage in public, effeminate gestures of his arms — a peculiar graceless ineptitude reminiscent of of a girl throwing a baseball.”"
  • ""Well, there is something effeminate a about that, something womanish, that is just what I would expect," the German said to the Montreal lawyer."
  • "She seldom schemed, but when she did scheme, her plans showed rather the comprehensive strategy of a general than the small arts called womanish, though she could utter oracles of Delphian ambiguity when she did not choose to be direct."