womanish

womanish
FEMALE, FEMININE, WOMANLY, WOMANLIKE, WOMANISH, EFFEMINATE
Female имеет значение 'принадлежащий к женскому полу': female companion 'спутница, попутчица, компаньонка', female guide 'проводница', female servant 'служанка'. Feminine, womanly и womanlike употребляются в значении 'свойственный женщинам, характерный для женщин', причем womanly, в отличие от womanlike, обычно сочетается с существительными, обозначающими положительные черты женского характера. Feminine не содержит указанных ограничений и характеризуется более широкой сочетаемостью: feminine friendship (attention, curiosity), feminine pursuits; womanly grace, womanly tenderness, womanly sympathy, womanly devotion; womanlike capriciousness, womanlike pettiness. Грамматический термин feminine означает 'женский': feminine gender. Womanish и effeminate означают 'свойственный женщине' и употребляются преимущественно для иронической характеристики мужчины: womanish tears, womanish wailing grief, effeminate habits.

Difficulties of the English language (lexical reference) English-Russian dictionary. 2014.

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • womanish — womanlike, womanly, ladylike, feminine, *female, effeminate Antonyms: mannish Contrasted words: manlike, virile, masculine, manly, *male …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • womanish — ► ADJECTIVE derogatory 1) suitable for or characteristic of a woman. 2) (of a man) effeminate …   English terms dictionary

  • womanish — [woom′ənish] adj. like, characteristic of, or suitable to a woman; feminine or effeminate SYN. FEMALE womanishly adv. womanishness n …   English World dictionary

  • womanish — womanly, womanish Womanly is a complimentary word applied to women and meaning ‘having the good qualities of women’, whereas womanish is applied to men and is usually derogatory in the sense ‘effeminate, unmanly’. See also female, feminine …   Modern English usage

  • womanish — adjective Date: 14th century 1. associated with or characteristic of women rather than men 2. suggestive of a weak character ; effeminate < womanish fears > • womanishly adverb • womanishness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • womanish — Synonyms and related words: breakable, brittle, cheap jack, chicken, cobwebby, crumbly, dainty, delicate, delicately weak, distaff, effeminate, female, feminine, flimsy, fragile, frail, frangible, gentlewomanlike, gimcrack, gimcracky, girlish,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • womanish — wom|an|ish [ˈwumənıʃ] adj a womanish man looks or behaves in a way that is thought to be typical of women →↑mannish …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • womanish — adjective a womanish man looks or behaves in a way that is supposed to be typical of women …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • womanish — adjective Andrew s first stage role was that of a womanish baker from Brooklyn Syn: effeminate, girlish, girly, unmanly, unmasculine, epicene Ant: manly …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • womanish — womanishly, adv. womanishness, n. /woom euh nish/, adj. 1. womanlike or feminine. 2. weakly feminine; effeminate. [1325 75; ME; see WOMAN, ISH1] Syn. 2. See womanly. * * * …   Universalium


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