What is another word for unsex?

Pronunciation: [ʌnsˈɛks] (IPA)

Unsex is a term commonly used in literature to describe the stripping of feminine qualities from a woman. It is considered an outdated and controversial term, as it implies that specific traits and behaviors are restricted to one gender. To avoid the negative connotations of this word, many alternative terms can be used to convey similar meanings effectively. Feminize, defeminize, masculinize, or desex can be used as synonyms for unsex. These words are more gender-neutral and do not reinforce traditional gender norms. Using inclusive language is vital to promote equality, respect individual identities, and create more inclusive environments.

What are the hypernyms for Unsex?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Unsex?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Unsex

You unsex us, if I may dare to say so.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith"
George Meredith
If the womanly woman possessed a talent, she did not use it-for this would unsex her-she sacrificed it in herself in order that she might return it to the race through her sons.
"The Miller Of Old Church"
Ellen Glasgow
If she objects to this renunciation and attempts to make an independent career suited to her talents, then she is strong- minded and is trying to unsex herself.
"Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World"
James Cowan

Famous quotes with Unsex

  • Love and sex can go together and sex and unlove can go together and love and unsex can go together. But personal love and personal sex is bad.
    Andy Warhol

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