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  • adjective Not girlish; unfeminine.


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un- +‎ girlish


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  • She often gave herself rewards of root beer and Cheeze-its, which were the main contributors to her ungirlish plumpness.

    Encounter Group Sapir, Richard & Murphy, Warren 1984

  • Lyme -- Mary Anning, who with the enthusiasm of a greybeard hammered and chipped at the cliffs around in a most ungirlish style, but to such good purpose that she unearthed the Ichthyosaurus that now astonishes the visitor to the Natural History Museum in Kensington.

    Wanderings in Wessex An Exploration of the Southern Realm from Itchen to Otter Edric Holmes

  • Loud the motley crowd was laughing at the strange, ungirlish freak;

    Poems Teachers Ask For Selected by readers of "Normal Instructor-Primary Plans" Various

  • The grim ungirlish compression of her lips softened into angelic mildness.

    Other People's Business The Romantic Career of the Practical Miss Dale Harriet L. Smith

  • Truckers who dealt with the Colonial School knew, or learned in one or two briefly horrid lessons, that Mihul's commando-trained charges were prone to ungirlish methods of discouragement when argued with too urgently.

    Legacy James H. Schmitz 1946

  • Next sat "Vivie" Cass, whose talk was of horses and dogs and such ungirlish matters; Hal had discussed social questions in her presence, and heard her view expressed in one flashing sentence -- "If a man eats with his knife, I consider him my personal enemy!"

    King Coal : a Novel Upton Sinclair 1923

  • Honor was the only daughter she had, the only daughter she would ever have, for she had definitely decided, at forty-one, to cease her dealings with the long-legged bird who had flapped six times to her roof, and it seemed intolerable to her that -- with five boys -- her one girl should be so robustly ungirlish.

    Play the Game! Ruth Comfort Mitchell 1918

  • The Canon was feeling too gay to notice the preoccupation of her manner, the ungirlish gravity of her voice.

    Tongues of Conscience Robert Smythe Hichens 1907

  • Her eyes were bent on him with a scrutiny that was nearly ungirlish.

    Tongues of Conscience Robert Smythe Hichens 1907

  • After that, as the days went on, Rose Otway began to wear a most ungirlish look of strain and of suspense; but no one, to her secret relief, perceived that she looked any different -- all the sympathy of the

    Good Old Anna Marie Belloc Lowndes 1907


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