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adjective as in like a man

adjective as in of the male sex

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Importantly, her contributions as a lawyer and a judge have done much to demonstrate how legal rules and approaches previously regarded as neutral and objective in reality reflected a masculine view of the world.

Another hormone, testosterone, triggers the male body to develop masculine traits.

Even when he’s grown up and Kathi is interviewing him for the assistant job, Lane writes, Charlie says his father’s “masculine voice is still screaming at me, in my head…even while here, auditioning for a new role in Hollywood’s royal court.”

It’s an exaggerated masculine pride that moves through public spaces and behind closed doors—almost constantly present in workplaces, on the street, and in popular culture.

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Thanks to avoiding manual labor his whole life, George’s hands are exquisitely smooth and creamy, delicate yet masculine.

She told a story of a fellow employee who identifies as a butch dyke (a lesbian who takes on a more masculine identity).

In America, there are way more male filmmakers than female ones, and they want to tell more masculine stories.

No excessively masculine hero of a traditional cowboy detective story, The Dude is a different kind of man.

Then it says masculine and feminine roles are distinct in the Bible.

As a grad student, I believed that ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ were tools of patriarchal oppression.

He steeled himself, for he had had his experience of woman's wiles; and his faith in masculine supremacy as a habit did not waver.

“Well, you are a good creetur,” said that masculine female, looking up as her friend entered.

She belonged to that ultra-modern school which scorns to sue masculine admiration, but which cannot dispense with it nevertheless.

She learned to appreciate at its true value that masculine admiration which, in an unusual degree, she had the power to excite.

And in the final battle, when the feminine principle is pitted against the masculine, I fancy we shall know how to win the day.


On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to masculine, such as: macho, male, manful, manlike, manly, and virile.

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