vīrišķīgs

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From vīrišķs (masculine) +‎ -īgs (with vīrišķs from vīrs (husband, man) +‎ -išķs).

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vīrišķīgs (def. vīrišķīgais, comp. vīrišķīgāks, sup. visvīrišķīgākais; adv. vīrišķīgi)

  1. masculine, male, manly (typical of men; relating to men)
    vīrišķīga balssmasculine voice
    vīrišķīga stājamanly posture
    vīrišķīgs augumsmanly stature
    viņš tieši jūt, ka briest ar katru mirkli, kļūst vīrišķīgāks un saprātīgākshe really feels that he is maturing by the minute, becoming more manly and more intelligent
  2. (figuratively) simple, reserved, demure, without tenderness or grace
    vīrišķīga piegriezuma kostīmsa suit with a masculine cut
    gleznotājs deva priekšroku nokrāsām un sapludinājumiem, kas veidoja ļoti jūtīgu, bet vīrišķīgu paletithe painter gave the preference to shades and mixtures that formed a very sensitive but masculine palette
  3. (figuratively) manly, courageous, fearless; having strong character, strict belief system, principles; such that it expresses such characteristics
    vīrišķīgs dzimtenes aizstāvisa manly defender of the homeland
    vīrišķīga spēka izteikšanaan expression of masculine force, strength
    Senajā Grieķijā radās traģēdija par vīrišķīgo Prometeju, kas nonesis uguni no debesīm cilvēkiem, tā pilnīgi pārvērzdams viņu dzīviin Ancient Greece there was the tragedy of manly (= courageous) Prometheus, who brought fire from the sky to humans, thus completely transforming their lives
    man patīk īsti vīrieši, tādi, kas dzīvē jau kaut ko sasnieguši... tie ir vīrišķīgāki, stiprāki; zina, ko vēlas, un prot savus mērķus sasniegtI like real men, the ones who have already achieved something in life... they are manlier, stronger; they know what they want and know how to reach their goals

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