Definition of Masculinity

1. Noun. The properties characteristic of the male sex.

Exact synonyms: Maleness
Generic synonyms: Gender, Sex, Sexuality
Specialized synonyms: Virility
Antonyms: Femaleness
Derivative terms: Male, Male, Male, Masculine



2. Noun. The trait of behaving in ways considered typical for men.
Generic synonyms: Trait
Specialized synonyms: Manfulness, Manliness, Virility, Boyishness, Machismo, Hoydenism, Tomboyishness
Antonyms: Femininity
Derivative terms: Masculine

Definition of Masculinity

1. n. The state or quality of being masculine; masculineness.

Definition of Masculinity

1. Noun. The degree or property of being masculine or manly; manliness ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Masculinity

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Medical Definition of Masculinity

1. The qualities and characteristics of a male. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Masculinity

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1. Consanguineous Marriages in the American Population by George Byron Louis Arner (1908)
"CHAPTER III masculinity THE predominance of male over female births is almost ... This fact has given rise to the term masculinity, which conveniently ..."

2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1916)
"Sutton cites the following species as exhibiting pseudo-masculinity; —• " Pheasants (Common, Golden, and Silver), Domestic Hen, Pea-fowl, Partridge, ..."

3. Natality and Fecundity: A Contribution to National Demography by Charles James Lewis, John Norman Lewis (1906)
"masculinity and Urban and Rural Residence. Total Births. France . . . . -130 LIV. ... masculinity and Season of the Year. Various Countries 136 LIX. ..."

4. A Survey of the Woman Problem by Rosa Obermayer Mayreder (1913)
"ON masculinity THE true origin of the change which is taking place in the position of the female sex will never be rightly understood so long as the change ..."

5. Smoking and Drinking by James Parton (1868)
"... masculinity caused by this peculiar poison could have blinded men to the ghastly and haggard ugliness of that exhibition. ..."

6. Sweet Battlefields: Youth and the Liberian Civil War by Mats Utas (2003)
"masculinity and militarism The construction of masculinity is of great importance in the understanding of the aptitude by male youth for violent expression. ..."

7. Taboo and Genetics: A Study of the Biological, Sociological and by Melvin Moses Knight (1920)
"... Taboo control has conditioned the natural biological tendencies of individuals to conform to arbitrary standards of masculinity and femininity; ..."

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