• definitions

more masculine

[ mas-kyuh-lin ]SEE DEFINITION OF more masculine
  • adj.manlike
  • noun, adjectivemanly

Synonyms for more masculine

  • macho
  • manly
  • muscular
  • adult
  • ape
  • beefcake
  • bold
  • brave
  • caveman
  • gallant
  • hardy
  • hunk
  • jock
  • male
  • stallion
  • stud
  • tuna
  • courageous
  • generative
  • hairy
  • honorable
  • manful
  • mannish
  • potent
  • powerful
  • red-blooded
  • resolute
  • robust
  • stout-hearted
  • strapping
  • strong
  • two-fisted
  • vigorous
  • virile
  • well-built

Antonyms for more masculine

  • weak
  • afraid
  • cowardly
  • fearful
  • meek
  • reticent
  • retiring
  • shy
  • timid
  • feminine
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Excellence in this pursuit was the growth of all the more masculine virtues.

What will you take; tea, coffee, or some more masculine refreshment.

No matter how big or how red the hand is, the more masculine the better.

In a few cases also the female is much the more masculine, noisy, and pugnacious.

It would be impossible for a poet to be more masculine than he.

It was similar to the one she was wearing, but of a darker, more masculine colour.

And the same relationship binds the more masculine combination of Justice and Generosity.

She felt all at once that he was younger, larger, more masculine than she had at first believed.

She was surprised herself to find that she liked the Doctor better the more masculine and aggressive he became.

Never were clear and definite thoughts expressed with greater precision in language of more masculine vigor.


mid-14c., "belonging to the male grammatical gender;" late 14c., "of men, male," from Old French masculin "of the male sex" (12c.), from Latin masculinus "male, of masculine gender," from masculus "male, masculine; worthy of a man," diminutive of mas (genitive maris) "male person, male," of unknown origin. Meaning "having the appropriate qualities of the male sex, manly, virile, powerful" is first attested 1620s. As a noun from mid-15c.