Womanish vs Womanishness - What's the difference?

womanish | womanishness |

As an adjective womanish

is .

As a noun womanishness is

the state or condition of being womanish.




(en adjective)
  • * 1946 , (Bertrand Russell), History of Western Philosophy , I.20:
  • Friends are a comfort in misfortune, but one should not make them unhappy by seeking their sympathy, as is done by women and womanish men.
  • * 1982 , (Lawrence Durrell), Constance , Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 753:
  • Perhaps he did too, for he turned scarlet and turned his face away to the wall, with a womanish gesture of shyness.
  • Carried out by or pertaining to a woman.
  • * 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.7:
  • And gan recomfort her in her rude wyse, / With womanish compassion of her plaint, / Wiping the teares from her suffused eyes [...].

    See also

    * (l)




  • The state or condition of being womanish.