ADV. entirely, exclusively The club is an exclusively male preserve. | largely, mainly, mostly, overwhelmingly, predominantly The workforce is predominantly male. | essentially an essentially male Western view of progress | typically | peculiarly He nodded with a peculiarly male satisfaction at her capitulation. | traditionally traditionally male interests
ADJ. adult | immature, young | old | dominant the dominant male in the herd | large, powerful, strong
MALE + NOUN hormone | sexuality | chauvinism, chauvinist | identity, role
PHRASES the male of the species The male of the species has more brightly-coloured feathers than the female.