Lacking the usual qualities of the male personality, gender role, and sex characteristics.
[G. want of manhood, fr. an- priv. + anēr- (andr-), man]
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A term of waning use for a loss of masculinity or virility.

The modern equivalent in endocrinology is feminising, and is due to a tip of the hormonal balance away from androgens. 

The modern equivalent in mental health is demasculinisation.
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The verb kakizo conveys moral opprobrium against cowardice which, when taken together with the strongly gendered noun anandria ("unmanliness"), immediately frames Orestes's hesitation as incommensurate with Greek standards of masculine adult agency.
not based on the later illegitimate genus Anandria Less.