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synonyms for effeminacy

  • femaleness
  • feminineness
  • femininity
  • sissiness
  • unmanliness
  • womanishness
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And with the passing of Roman manhood into oriental effeminacy began the passing of Roman sway over the civilized world.
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE ROMANSHAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON
They despised wealth just as other nations despise effeminacy and foppery.
XERXESJACOB ABBOTT
He had delicate features, redeemed from effeminacy by the swarthiness of his complexion, and his quick intensity of expression.
NORTH AND SOUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
There where true grace simply used ease and provenance, affected grace becomes effeminacy.
THE AESTHETICAL ESSAYSFRIEDRICH SCHILLER
Of the effeminacy of a night robe Webster knew nothing except by somewhat hazy rumour.
CORPORAL CAMERONRALPH CONNOR
The Roman senate, in the reign of Tiberius, decreed that only women should wear silk, on account of its effeminacy.
NEEDLEWORK AS ARTMARIAN ALFORD
They administer a bracing medicine to the effeminacy of the age, and must exert a wholesome influence.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. IX.--FEBRUARY, 1851.--VOL. II.VARIOUS
Accordingly when Cicero was reviled for his effeminacy by Verres, he replied, “A man should find fault with his sons at home.”
PLUTARCH'S LIVES, VOLUME IVAUBREY STEWART
During the greatest opulency of the ancient empires its purity was often sullied by effeminacy and sensuality.
SEVENTY YEARS ON THE FRONTIERALEXANDER MAJORS
Note the warm bath again, supposed sign of effeminacy; here it is taken by Ulysses with decided approbation.
HOMER'S ODYSSEYDENTON J. SNIDER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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