unmanly

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unmanly lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful
    • adj unmanly not possessing qualities befitting a man
    • adv unmanly without qualities thought to befit a man
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unmanly Not manly. Not having the qualities or attributes of a man, as opposed to a woman or child; not having the strength, vigor, robustness, fortitude, or courage of a man; soft; weak; effeminate; womanish; childish: as, a poor-spirited, unmanly wretch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Unmanly not becoming a man: unworthy of a noble mind: base: cowardly
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Usage

In literature:

For some time previously I had been depressed and dis-spirited, and the awful shock I had sustained broke my nerve and unmanned me greatly.
"Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Charles Lever
All perverse and unmanly men are admirers of women!
"The Road to Damascus" by August Strindberg
De Montaigne, thoroughly unmanned, tore himself away.
"Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
For my part, I could not read your letter to me, without being unmanned.
"Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
He was thoroughly unmanned.
"Life in London" by Edwin Hodder
The terrible fate destined for him was presented vividly to the imagination of our hero; and, brave as he was, it almost unmanned him.
"Brave and Bold" by Horatio Alger
The oftener he asked himself, the less he found to unman him.
"Yeast: A Problem" by Charles Kingsley
Any conceivable prospect is, in my opinion, less black than the present unmanly and helpless condition.
"Freedom's Battle" by Mahatma Gandhi
His sole relief was in pathetic and unmanly letters.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume III" by John Lord
Hyacinth, at this time about fifteen years old, took to the housework without feeling that he was doing anything strange or unmanly.
"Hyacinth" by George A. Birmingham
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In poetry:

“’Was it for this, no more but this,
I took and laid it in her hand,
By dimples ruled, to hint submiss,
By frown unmanned?
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
The while we linger on the coast,
My truant fancy homeward flies,
And when the view is almost lost,
Unmanly tears bedew my eyes--
"A Sailor's Song" by Matilda Betham
Such treatment to a female, though
A perfect stranger she might be,
From you would most unmanly show;
In you to her 'tis worse to see.
"The Duty Of A Brother" by Charles Lamb
Before him we retired, unmanned by fear.
Unarmed, he seemed to move with harmful light.
Scott only stood, shaming us in the end.
The fugitive surrendered without fight.
"The Island" by George Woodcock
They returned hand-in-hand, and the Bellman, unmanned
(For a moment) with noble emotion,
Said "This amply repays all the wearisome days
We have spent on the billowy ocean!"
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
Now I shall ride the misty lake
With my own love, and speak so low
That not a fishy thing shall hear
The secrets passing to and fro
Amid the moonlight poetries.
O moonshine, how unman us so?
"Moonlight" by John Crowe Ransom

In news:

Army and Navy To Jointly Explore Future Unmanned Helicopters.
Northrop Grumman's Fire-X unmanned helicopter program, using the Bell 407, is one of at least three candidates for future US Army and Navy requirements.
Unmanned Aircraft Authorization Info Sought.
Unmanned workcell for rapid processing.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) aren't just being used by the CIA to track terrorists in Yemen.
The Navy's Unmanned, Autonomous 'UFO.
If the US is sending unmanned robotic drones out on missions to kill enemies, we must officially be living in the future, right.
LAS VEGAS — Unmanned aerial vehicles may be exploding in popularity, but among industry leaders, their common moniker — "drone" — is rapidly going out of style.
Research reported this week advances the goal of turning insects into unmanned aerial vehicles.
The development of unmanned combat aircraft is especially sensitive in Pakistan because of the widespread unpopularity of US drone strikes against militants in the rugged tribal region bordering Afghanistan.
The launch of a fourth Predator drone Wednesday will mean the entire US-Mexico border is now patrolled by the unmanned aircraft.
The Air Force might have switched the control systems from its unmanned aircraft systems from Windows to Linux in the wake of a virus outbreak with the former, according to security professionals, reports InformationWeek.
Worried about the proliferation of unmanned aircraft in the National Airspace system.
Kansas State University Salina is one of the few places in the country that offers a degree and certificate program in the new and growing field of unmanned aircraft systems, so finding textbooks for courses was a challenge.
Want to fly an unmanned surveillance drone.
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In science:

Mars are based on information gained from numerous unmanned space missions.
In-situ acoustic-based analysis system for physical and chemical properties of the lower Martian atmosphere
The other possible applications of this innovation are in tele-robotics, in unmanned systems in defense, in tele-presence and Stereo video conferencing.
Stereography using a single lens
LLR experiments involve reflecting laser beams off retroreflector arrays placed on the Moon by the Apollo astronauts and by an unmanned Soviet lander [15, 16].
Experimental Tests of General Relativity
Teams of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) form typical networked cyberphysical systems that involve the interaction of discrete logic and continuous dynamics.
Hybrid 3-D Formation Control for Unmanned Helicopters
This paper presents a hybrid supervisory control framework for the three-dimensional leader follower formation control of unmanned helicopters.
Hybrid 3-D Formation Control for Unmanned Helicopters
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