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Meaning of WOMANISH

Pronunciation:  'wûmunish

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  having characteristics associated with women and considered undesirable in men; "womanish tears"
 

WOMANISH is a 8 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: unmanful, unmanlike, unmanly
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wom"an*ish\, a.
Suitable to a woman, having the qualities of a woman;
effeminate; not becoming a man; -- usually in a reproachful
sense. See the Note under {Effeminate}. `` Thy tears are
womanish.'' --Shak. `` Womanish entreaties.'' --Macaulay.

      A voice not soft, weak, piping, and womanish, but
      audible, strong, and manlike.            --Ascham.
-- {Wom"an*ish*ly}, adv. -- {Wom"an*ish*ness}, n.

 

 

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