to delighting in condescending, inaccurate explanations delivered with rock solid confidence of rightness and that slimy certainty that of course he is right, because he is the man in this conversation
Even though he knew she had an advanced degree in neuroscience, he felt the need to mansplain "there are molecules in the brain called neurotransmitters"
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To explain in a patronizing manner, assuming total ignorance on the part of those listening. The mansplainer is often shocked and hurt when their mansplanation is not taken as absolute fact, criticized or even rejected altogether.

Named for a behavior commonly exhibited by male newbies on internet forums frequented primarily by women. Often leads to a flounce. Either sex can be guilty of mansplaining.
The members of the equestrian community were unimpressed when Bob posted an essay that mansplained a solution to a horsy problem they were all well-acquainted with.
by TheGiggler April 25, 2009
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Like something out of the Twilight Zone, a once noble and progressive term used to describe a man assuming he is automatically smarter than a woman because he is a man, now in complete absurdity is widely used to assume a man is automatically dumber than a woman because he is a man
Some people now abuse the word "mansplain" to include that a man's view cannot possibly be right or even add anything of merit
by Frothy H. July 17, 2017
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(of a man) explain (something) to someone, typically a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing:

Most believe this to be only a term used by feminists when they don't have a reply, however it is a term actually meant to explain with someone is patronizing or belittling your intelligence due to your gender.
We were talking about politics when he starting mansplaining things to me like I was in kindergarten, as if my gender means I have a lower iq
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by oddkam April 23, 2017
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A term used when a person (usually a man) explains something to someone (usually a woman) in a way that is inherently condescending.

Often misunderstood as any time a man disagrees with a woman - thereby deeming it a sexist slur against men as it implies that any difference of opinion with a woman automatically makes him a sexist - it is about the context of what is being explained.

Thus, while whatever it is usually IS factual, it is insulting in its delivery.
Example: Two coworkers (one man, one woman) work in finance. They go to lunch. When the check comes, the male coworker slyly offers to teach her a "trick," then proceeds to explain how to calculate a 10% tip.

The female coworker might say, "He mansplained how to move a decimal."
by Lady Accurate August 30, 2017
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To explain something in an unnecessarily long winded way, so as to dominate the conversation, and to make statements that are not based on facts, assuming that people will believe and agree with him because he is male.
"The recession was caused by the government because it spent too much money and people should look after themselves and not expect society to look after its members or its community... ad nauseam.
...Therefore its all womens fault."

by lifelimbo January 28, 2011
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Despite claims of superior strength in avoiding over-emotional reactions, when a man encounters even one iota of criticism of men on the internet, he must then mansplain why women suck by comparison or must be radical feminists.

Mansplain--to put women down in response to criticism.
Even though Mansplain only points out a specific aspect of what some men do but not in every context, explainerOrMansplainer and Wicker33 were so overcome by the inability to accept criticism and had to condescendingly mansplain how women must be either dumb; (ironically) unable to take criticism (derp!); or should be dismissed as radical.
by Point_Proven April 08, 2011
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