[ UK /wˈʊmənɪʃ/ ]
having characteristics associated with women and considered undesirable in men
How To Use womanish In A Sentence
- The Africans, on the other hand, let their hair go nappy-kink, and some came to class in their national costumes, the little box hats and long robes of bright colors looking both solemn and womanish.
- Have you seen that womanish man? He's a queen.
- It would destroy all my pre-conceived notions of man's supremacy of the natural status accorded to him, and I should opt to think that the men who listened were more womanish than the preacher.
- And having thought upon it a hundred and five times, I know not what else to determine therein, save only that in the devising, hammering, forging, and composing of the woman she hath had a much tenderer regard, and by a great deal more respectful heed to the delightful consortship and sociable delectation of the man, than to the perfection and accomplishment of the individual womanishness or muliebrity. Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel
- People would assume you were womanish or weak or something, and they would try to cow you down, and to abuse you.
- In early vase-painting, Greek men are depicted ‘black-figure’, symbolic of their darker skin, while women (and womanish men) are shown pale and white.
- Eh! th 'art a queer, old-womanish thing," she said. The Secret Garden
- The companionship of Dale's bright youth would keep her from getting old-womanish if anything could. The Bat
- We must stop when we cannot go any further, and all this old-womanish cackle on the subject, the everlasting trying to prove what is already said to be proved -- the looking for the square in space after laying it down as a law that only the circle exists -- is a curious way of showing us how to control the 'exuberance of our own verbosity.' Ideala
- I'll accept that, if you insist on being old-womanish. Mexico