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womanish

[woo m-uh-nish] /ˈwʊm ə nɪʃ/
adjective
1.
womanlike or feminine.
2.
weakly feminine; effeminate.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see woman, -ish1
Related forms
womanishly, adverb
womanishness, noun
unwomanish, adjective
Can be confused
effeminate, effete, feminine, womanish, womanly (see synonym study at womanly)
Synonyms
2. See womanly.
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British Dictionary definitions for womanishness

womanish

/ˈwʊmənɪʃ/
adjective
1.
having qualities or characteristics regarded as unsuitable to a strong character of either sex, esp a man
2.
characteristic of or suitable for a woman
Derived Forms
womanishly, adverb
womanishness, noun
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