English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'unmanly'

(adjective) 
Definition
not masculine or virile
Your partner may feel that it is unmanly to cry.
Synonyms
effeminate
I have some effeminate mannerisms but am quite confident in my masculinity.
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soft (informal)
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weak
He managed a weak smile and said, `Don't worry about me.'
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feeble
This is a feeble argument.
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womanish
(adjective) 
Definition
cowardly or dishonourable
Synonyms
cowardly
I was too cowardly to complain.
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yellow (informal)
You yellow dogs!
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craven
The craven attackers pounced on the boy and stabbed him before fleeing.
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abject
an abject traitor
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dishonourable
He insisted he had done nothing dishonourable.
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ignoble
an ignoble episode from their country's past
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weak-kneed (informal)
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chicken-hearted

Additional synonyms

in the sense of abject
an abject traitor
in the sense of camp
Definition
effeminate or homosexual
an outrageously camp comedian
Synonyms
campy (informal),
camped up (informal),
poncy (slang)
in the sense of craven
Definition
cowardly
The craven attackers pounced on the boy and stabbed him before fleeing.
Synonyms
dastardly (old-fashioned),
mean-spirited,
timorous (literary),
pusillanimous (formal),
chickenshit (US, slang),
caitiff (archaic),
chicken-hearted,
yellow (informal),
niddering (archaic)

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