Female and Mannish


Female adjective - Of, relating to, or marked by qualities traditionally associated with women.
Usage example: female standards of housekeeping imposed by the women at the vacation cottage weren't especially popular with the men

Mannish is an antonym for female.


Mannish adjective - Having qualities or traits that are traditionally considered inappropriate for a girl or woman.
Usage example: for her first outing as a spelunker she wore the same mannish jeans as the guys

Female is an antonym for mannish.

Both words in one sentence

  • Four-Girl Ensemble Dragon Age II, assuming female Hawke: Merrill is the naive one, Aveline is mannish in the extreme, Isabela is over-the-top in her sexuality, and Hawke is the Only Sane Woman.
  • Real Women Don't Wear Dresses The only badass female character on the side of good, Miss Pross, is described as mannish and so ugly that it doesn't make a difference when she is disheveled after a fight.
  • Webcomic / Jack (David Hopkins) Butch Lesbian: Specks has a "mannish" appearance (to the point of it not being immediately obvious she is female when she first appeared) and for the most part doesn't act in traditionally "female" ways, but later on is shown to be attracted to other females.
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