Womanish vs Womanishness - What's the difference?
As an adjective womanish
As a noun womanishness is
the state or condition of being womanish.
* 1946 , (Bertrand Russell), History of Western Philosophy , I.20:
* 1982 , (Lawrence Durrell), Constance , Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 753:
- 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.
Carried out by or pertaining to a woman.
* 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.7:
- Perhaps he did too, for he turned scarlet and turned his face away to the wall, with a womanish gesture of shyness.
- And gan recomfort her in her rude wyse, / With womanish compassion of her plaint, / Wiping the teares from her suffused eyes [...].
The state or condition of being womanish.