- to deprive of courage or fortitude; break down the manly spirit of: Constant conflict finally unmanned him.
- to deprive of virility; emasculate; castrate.
Origin of unman
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Examples from the Web for unman
And he gasps, a strangled moan … ‘You are going to unman me, Ana … You—take me.’Speed Read: 12 Naughty Bits From ‘50 Shades Darker’
May 4, 2012
He needed it now more than ever, for he feared that the consideration of Cynthia might yet unman him.The Tavern Knight
I am unused to such as these, gentlemen,—they unsettle—they unman me.Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I.
Charles James Lever
At times his emotion seemed to slip from the rein, threatening to unman him.The Art of Disappearing
John Talbot Smith
No regrets, her father had said; they unman the heart we want for to-morrow.The Amazing Marriage, Complete
This was a sore blow to Leichhardt, but it did not unman him.The Australian Explorers
- to cause to lose courage or nerve
- to make effeminate
- to remove the men from
- archaic to deprive of human qualities
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Word Origin and History for unman
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