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masculine

[′mas·kyə·lən]
(biology)
Having an appearance or qualities distinctive for a male.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In this stage, the very interest in femininity remains a masculine one, with a view to reintegrating positive femininity by positive masculinity--an attempt that was doomed not only to fail, but also to end in destruction, as it happened when intuition has been masculinely explored for military-belligerent purposes.
For the masculinely pragmatic Ennis, however, theirs was a relationship of impossibilities.
That is, by drawing on the name-brand appeal of Covent Garden, by musing extensively on the meaning of this yet unfinished place, Weeding expresses a feminine preoccupation with the dichotomy of place/face that hinders the cultivation of its masculinely well-tended plot, its linear development as a five-act drama.
It is important, then, to consider the gender inflections of Robinson's public face (maternal femininity, demi-mondaine, or masculinely assertive) as she considers the problem of honor and character assassination.
No space is left for the effeminate boy, "for a proto-gay child to identify 'masculinely' might involve his identification with his own erasure" (144).
This 2006 version, its third incarnation dubbed just "MX-5," is redesigned to make it slightly bigger and roomier as well as more unisex--more masculinely sporty and less femininely cute.
Thus, from a linguistic perspective, young female characters are portrayed more masculinely in ladies manga magazines than in shojo manga magazines.