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unmanly

[ uhn-man-lee ]
/ 蕦n藞m忙n li /
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adjective, un路man路li路er, un路man路li路est.
not manly; not characteristic of or befitting a man; weak, timid, or cowardly.
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Origin of unmanly

Middle English word dating back to 1350鈥1400; see origin at un-1, manly

OTHER WORDS FROM unmanly

un路man路li路ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unmanly

unmanly
/ (蕦n藞m忙nl瑟) /

adjective
not masculine or virile
ignoble, cowardly, or dishonourable

Derived forms of unmanly

unmanliness, noun
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