Definition of unmanlike in English:

unmanlike

adjective

  • 1Inappropriate to or unbefitting a man; beneath the standards of behaviour expected of a man; dishonourable, shameful, ungentlemanly.

  • 2Unlike or uncharacteristic of a man (especially as opposed to a woman or child), or of a human being (as opposed to an animal, supernatural being, etc.).

  • 3Lacking qualities traditionally associated with men, such as courage, fortitude, self-control, etc.; characterized by weakness or timidity; unmasculine, effeminate.

adverb

  • In an unmanly manner; unmanfully; (also) in a manner untypical of a human being (as opposed to an animal). Now rare.

Origin

Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From un- + manlike.

Pronunciation

unmanlike

/(ˌ)ʌnˈmanlʌɪk/