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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of emasculate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. having the testicles removed; -- of a male animal.
- adj. deprived of virility, vigor, or manly character.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of a male animal) having the testicles removed
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Grigoriadis' choice of the word emasculated rubs me the wrong way up one side and down the other, for reasons I'm going to assume I've made evident in no fewer than a nonillion posts about defining strength, power, etc. in contradistinction to the feminine.
Hank’s irritability, his reaction to my using the word emasculated … Things were beginning to make a lot more sense.
“Commons will be 'emasculated' by expenses proposals, says Philip Mawer: The House of Commons risks being "emasculated" by the Government's proposed clean-up following the expenses scandal, the former parliamentary standards watchdog has warned”
Though Romeo shows this tendency, the only tragic hero who approaches Hamlet here is Richard II., who indeed in several ways recalls the emasculated Hamlet of some critics, and may, like the real Hamlet, have owed his existence in part to
In his closing argument, Assistant State's Attorney Jonathon Church said Rodriguez felt "emasculated" and "disrespected" when Osorio said he would beat him if he harmed his daughter.
Tancredo has supported the privatization of Social Security, and lamented that Supreme Court decisions like Roe v. Wade have "emasculated" us.
But I wonder if suggesting the "emasculated" manhood of any bartender who uses a jigger doesn't come close?
Many men, added Kirby-Rider, described themselves as leading "emasculated" lives: unable to find work, dependent on their partner's income, and "reduced" to being a househusband.
As for the men they find for these things, wow, let's hope for the sake of the gene pool that "emasculated" isn't just figurative there...
Modern man, Gough bluntly warns, has been "emasculated" 7 by a course of unlawful indulgences, all enabled by the nation's financial prosperity.