1. [syn: effeminacy, effeminateness, sissiness, softness, womanishness, unmanliness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Womanish \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.
[1913 Webster] -- Wom"an*ish*ly, adv. -- Wom"an*ish*ness,
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man); "the
students associated science with masculinity and arts with
effeminacy"; "Spartans accused Athenians of
effeminateness"; "he was shocked by the softness of the
atmosphere surrounding the young prince, arising from the
superfluity of the femininity that guided him" [syn:
effeminacy, effeminateness, sissiness, softness,