What does womanish mean?

Definitions for womanish
ˈwʊm ə nɪʃwom·an·ish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. womanishadjective

    having characteristics associated with women and considered undesirable in men

    "womanish tears"


  1. womanishadjective

    Characteristic of a woman; feminine; effeminate.

  2. womanishadjective

    Carried out by or pertaining to a woman.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Womanishadjective

    Suitable to a woman.

    Etymology: from woman.

    Neither doubt you, because I wear a woman’s apparel, I will be the more womanish; since I assure you there is nothing I desire more than fully to prove myself a man. Philip Sidney.

    Zelmane making a womanish habit to be the armour of her boldness, giving up her life to the lips of Philoclea, humbly besought her to keep her speech a while within the paradise of her mind. Philip Sidney.

    A voice not soft, weak, piping, and womanish, but audible, strong, and manlike. Roger Ascham.

    She then to him these womanish words ’gan say,
    For love of me, leave off. Fairy Queen.

    Our fathers minds are dead,
    And we are govern’d with our mothers spirits;
    Our yoke and suff’rance shew us womanish. William Shakespeare.

    I do not think he fears death;
    He never was so womanish. William Shakespeare.

    During his banishment, he was so softened and dejected, as he wrote nothing but a few womanish epistles. Francis Bacon.

    In a sad look or womanish complaint. John Denham.

    I melt to womanish tears, and if I stay,
    I find my love my courage will betray. Dryden.

    The godlike hero, in his breast
    Disdain’d, or was asham’d to show
    So weak, so womanish a woe. Dryden.


  1. womanish

    Womanish refers to characteristics that are traditionally or stereotypically associated with women or femininity. It is often used in a derogatory manner to suggest that these traits are appearing in an inappropriate or unmanly context, like a man or boy displaying such traits. However, it can also be used more neutrally just to refer to something being like a woman or feminine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Womanishadjective

    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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of womanish in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of womanish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    A scarper
    B elaborate
    C transpire
    D affront

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