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masculine

mas·cu·line

masculine

 
pronunciation:
maes ky lihn
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, concerning, or suitable to men or boys; male.
synonyms:
male
definition 2: having qualities considered to be typical of, or suitable to, males; manly.
synonyms:
male, manful, manly, virile
antonyms:
effeminate, unmasculine, womanly
similar words:
macho, muscular, potent
definition 3: in grammar, designating a male gender of nouns and pronouns in certain languages. (Cf. feminine, neuter.)
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part of speech: noun
definition: in grammar, the masculine gender, or a word in this gender.
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derivations: masculinely (adv.), masculineness (n.)