unmanly

unmanly

[uhn-man-lee]
adjective, unmanlier, unmanliest.
1.
not manly; not characteristic of or befitting a man; weak, timid, or cowardly.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see un-1, manly

unmanliness, noun
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unmanly (ʌnˈmænlɪ)
 
adj
1.  not masculine or virile
2.  ignoble, cowardly, or dishonourable
 
un'manliness
 
n

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unmanly
"degrading to a human," late 15c. (cf. M.Du. onmamlijc, Ger. unmännlich); see unman + -ly (1).
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