I would say,” answered Charmidas, “that he was a mean-spirited, effeminate fellow.
"Effeminate,—very," muttered the old lady, as she wiped her spectacles.
The chief gods of Sidon and Tyre have nothing luxurious or effeminate about them.
The soft "r" and the hard "a" were taken as proofs of effeminate hypocrisy.
They are very idle, gay and effeminate, and I fear that they ...