Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun masculine

1 sense of masculine

Sense 1
masculine -- (a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males or to objects classified as male)
       => gender, grammatical gender -- (a grammatical category in inflected languages governing the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives; in some languages it is quite arbitrary but in Indo-European languages it is usually based on sex or animateness)

Antonyms of adj masculine

3 senses of masculine

Sense 1
masculine (vs. feminine) (vs. neuter) -- (of grammatical gender)

feminine (vs. neuter) (vs. masculine) -- (of grammatical gender)
neuter (vs. masculine) (vs. feminine) -- (of grammatical gender; "`it' is the third-person singular neuter pronoun")

Sense 2
masculine (vs. feminine) -- (associated with men and not with women)

feminine (vs. masculine) -- (associated with women and not with men; "feminine intuition")
        => fair (prenominal) -- (attractively feminine; "the fair sex")
        => female, distaff -- (characteristic of or peculiar to a woman; "female sensitiveness"; "female suffrage")
        => maidenlike, maidenly -- (befitting or characteristic of a maiden; "a maidenly blush")
        => powder-puff -- (used of competitive activities in which only women take part; "powder-puff baseball"; "a powder-puff football game")

Sense 3
masculine -- ((music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable; "a masculine cadence"; "the masculine rhyme of `annoy, enjoy'")

INDIRECT (VIA stressed) -> unstressed -- (not bearing a stress or accent; "short vowels are unstressed")

Similarity of adj masculine

3 senses of masculine

Sense 1
masculine (vs. feminine) (vs. neuter) -- (of grammatical gender)
          Also See-> masculine#2

Sense 2
masculine (vs. feminine) -- (associated with men and not with women)
       => butch, macho -- (used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner)
       => male, manful, manlike, manly, virile -- (characteristic of a man; "a deep male voice"; "manly sports")
       => mannish -- (characteristic of a man as distinguished from a woman; "true mannish arrogance")
          Also See-> male#1; manly#1, manful#1, manlike#1; masculine#1

Sense 3
masculine -- ((music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable; "a masculine cadence"; "the masculine rhyme of `annoy, enjoy'")
       => stressed (vs. unstressed), accented -- (bearing a stress or accent; "an iambic foot consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable as in `delay'")

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