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Synonyms for masculine

Synonyms for masculine

of, characteristic of, or befitting the male sex

Antonyms for masculine

a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males or to objects classified as male

of grammatical gender

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associated with men and not with women

(music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable

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Critics of Kate Chopin's The Awakening tend to read the novel as the dramatization of a woman's struggle to achieve selfhood--a struggle doomed to failure either because the patriarchal conventions of her society restrict her freedom,(2) or because the ideal of selfhood that she pursue is a masculinely defined one that allows for none of the physical and undeniable claims which maternity makes upon women.
Sanaa brought the intensity that those athletes have,'' he says appreciatively, then adds masculinely, ``but when we did our scenes, y'know, I ain't losing.
But, circularly, the "male"--first the male member, then the hand--is altered into its opposite gender, then back again: The hand, usually acting as female organ, here masculinely "feminizes" the male organ and then is explicitly associated with the female.
The main character does not become a Colonel Bullitt, or any other of those hard-edged, masculinely graphic names, but Judge Gamaliel Bland Honeywell, suggesting he is game, bland, and a well-of-honey.
He said so masculinely and caringly: "Animals do it in the open air, so why shouldn't we?