unmanning

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From unman +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

unmanning

  1. Present participle of unman.

Adjective[edit]

unmanning (comparative more unmanning, superlative most unmanning)

  1. That destroys manly virtues or qualities; that renders effeminate or helpless.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 407:
      Blanford did not see quite how; but her sweet enthusiasm was so warming, and the tang of her kiss so unmanning that he found himself nodding agreement.