Hypermasculinity vs Machismo - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between hypermasculinity and machismo

is that hypermasculinity is the quality or exhibition of exaggerated masculine behavior or traits, especially strength and those of a violent, dominant, or sexual nature while machismo is exaggerated masculinity.

hypermasculinity

English

Noun

(-)
  • The quality or exhibition of exaggerated masculine behavior or traits, especially strength and those of a violent, dominant, or sexual nature
  • * 1999 , Varda Burstyn, The rites of men: manhood, politics, and the culture of sport , page 192
  • These images glamourized and normalized violent standards of hypermasculinity

    Antonyms

    * hypomasculinity

    machismo

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • exaggerated masculinity
  • * Germaine Greer:
  • The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough.

    Synonyms

    * machoism

    Coordinate terms

    * femismo (rare)

    See also

    * braggadocio * marianismo * testeria ----