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    Smile an antonym for womanizer

    From womanizer - definition of womanizer - synonyms, pronunciation, spelling from Free Dictionary

    womanizer: a man who likes many women and has short sexual relationships with them;
    [syn: womanizer, womaniser, philanderer]

    So, how do you describes a woman who likes many men and has short sexual relationships with them?

    Is there a dictionary where I can search for antonyms?


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    Re: an antonym for womanizer

    Understand, our language is still emerging from a male-dominated age, when it was 'accepted' that of course, men had 'sexual appetites' that needed to be satisfied; but that such behaviour in a woman was an outrage, a disgrace, made her the lowest of the low. So, we have wink wink, nod nod euphemisms for men, like 'womanizer', 'philanderer' - and even role models: 'Casanova'; but for a woman, the words we use are like swear words - 'slut', 'whore' (even if the woman does not expect money) and more! - more up to date: 'slag' 'town bike'.
    Like the law, language can take some time to get up to date when in some men's minds, time stands still.
    Last edited by David L.; 30-Aug-2008 at 22:00.


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    Re: an antonym for womanizer

    That is not really an antonym. The antonym for a womanizer would be a term for a man who does not chase women.

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    Smile Re: an antonym for womanizer

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    That is not really an antonym. The antonym for a womanizer would be a term for a man who does not chase women.
    Hello Anglika,

    You're right! I've lost my mind!

    Period.


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    Re: an antonym for womanizer

    Anglika: you picked up on "antonym" and posted: That is not really an antonym

    I picked up on So, how do you describes a woman who likes many men and has short sexual relationships with them?

    Cut and Thrust. Cut and Thrust.
    Last edited by David L.; 31-Aug-2008 at 00:17.

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    Re: an antonym for womanizer

    Quote Originally Posted by dilermando View Post
    From womanizer - definition of womanizer - synonyms, pronunciation, spelling from Free Dictionary

    womanizer: a man who likes many women and has short sexual relationships with them;
    [syn: womanizer, womaniser, philanderer]

    So, how do you describe a woman who likes many men and has brief sexual relationships with them?

    Is there a dictionary where I can search for antonyms?
    Try Dictionary.com. (I think you are looking for synonyms.)


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    Smile Re: an antonym for womanizer

    Hello,

    I am sorry. In the first post, I would like to know two different things.

    First: So, how do you describes a woman who likes many men and has short sexual relationships with them? (Maybe the writting must be correct).

    Second: Is there a dictionary where I can search for antonyms? Not necessarily for the word "womanizer".

    I search for synonyms in the Free Dictionary

    David L., you're great. You understood my first question.

    I am sorry for the mess-up.

    What does "Cut and Thrust" mean?

    It is bedtime. See you tomorrow.

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    Re: an antonym for womanizer

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Understand, our language is still emerging from a male-dominated age, when it was 'accepted' that of course, men had 'sexual appetites' that needed to be satisfied; but that such behaviour in a woman was an outrage, a disgrace, made her the lowest of the low. So, we have wink wink, nod nod euphemisms for men, like 'womanizer', 'philanderer' - and even role models: 'Casanova'; but for a woman, the words we use are like swear words - 'slut', 'whore' (even if the woman does not expect money) and more! - more up to date: 'slag' 'town bike'.
    Like the law, language can take some time to get up to date when in some men's minds, time stands still.
    There's also a misapplied term - "nymphomaniac"; this word is often applied to a woman who takes a large number of sexual partners, but actually refers to a mental disorder. The male equivalent, much more rarely used - and always with clinical accuracy, I'd guess [that is, referring to a mental disorder] - is "satyromaniac".

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    Re: an antonym for womanizer

    As philander means a lover of men, is there any reason for it not to be used unisexually?

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