Manhood vs Machismo - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between manhood and machismo

is that manhood is the state of being man as a human being while machismo is exaggerated masculinity.

manhood

English

Noun

  • The state of being man as a human being.
  • He feared the speedy decline of all manhood .
  • State of being a man as distinguished from a child or a woman.
  • A strapping youth poised on the brink of manhood .
  • The qualities ascribed to manliness; courage; bravery; resolve.
  • The male genitalia.
  • She spied on him in the shower and glimpsed his manhood .
  • Men, considered as a group.
  • Synonyms

    * (human being) mankind, humanity

    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 ----