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.

-- Wom"an*ish*ly, adv. -- Wom"an*ish*ness, n.

 

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