masculinity

Masculinity is the quality of manliness — habits and traits that society considers to be appropriate for a man.

While certain jobs and professions have traditionally been associated with masculinity, like the military and firefighting, for example, these associations have begun to change as more women have pursued those types of careers. Some typical traits of masculinity include physical strength, a muscular body, and facial hair. The Latin root of masculinity is masculinus, "male," which comes from masculus, or "worthy of a male."

Definitions of masculinity
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n the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for men

Antonyms:
femininity, muliebrity
the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for women
Types:
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manfulness, manliness, virility
the trait of being manly; having the characteristics of an adult male
boyishness
being characteristic of a boy
machismo
exaggerated masculinity
hoydenism, tomboyishness
masculinity in women (especially in girls and young women)
Type of:
trait
a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

n the properties characteristic of the male sex

Synonyms:
maleness
Antonyms:
femaleness, feminineness
the properties characteristic of the female sex
Types:
virility
the masculine property of being capable of copulation and procreation
Type of:
gender, sex, sexuality
the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles

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