AskDefine | Define unmanly

Dictionary Definition

unmanly adj
1 not possessing qualities befitting a man [syn: unmanful, unmanlike] [ant: manly]
2 lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful [syn: pusillanimous, poor-spirited] adv : without qualities thought to befit a man [syn: unmanfully] [ant: manfully]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Of or pertaining to lack of manliness.


  1. In a manner lacking manliness; in a childish or effeminate manner.
    His unmanly giggling caused his wife considerable embarrassment.

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