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Komnenos’s dark skin matched his dignity since it did not display “an effeminate paleness … having aspired to an appearance that one does not find on womanly or soft people.”
ANTI-BLACKNESS AND TRANSPHOBIA ARE OLDER THAN WE THOUGHTROLAND BETANCOURTJUNE 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In contrast, male Disney villains are frequently portrayed as visibly effeminate.
WHY IT’S SO SATISFYING TO ROOT FOR DISNEY VILLAINSAJA ROMANOMAY 28, 2021VOX
Real liberation wasn’t necessarily about making women more manly or allowing men to be effeminate.
GENDER IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT - ISSUE 88: LOVE & SEXCHARLES KINGAUGUST 5, 2020NAUTILUS
And I will give children to be their princes, and the effeminate shall rule over them.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Another glimpse of d'Arthez is as the unselfish friend of Marie Gaston, a young poet of his stamp, but "effeminate."
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
She made her lover effeminate and materialistic, advising with him about everything.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
It seemed almost effeminate to surrender his burden to one who had hardly yet rested after a long journey.
GOLD-SEEKING ON THE DALTON TRAILARTHUR R. THOMPSON
He was handsome in a cruel sort of way and almost effeminate in his liking to stand before them and admire himself.
THE DIARY OF PHILIP WESTERLYPAUL COMPTON
They devoted themselves entirely to eating and drinking, and thus became effeminate in their souls as well as in their bodies.
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They are effeminate, and disinclined to any kind of active exertion.
TRAVELS IN PERU, ON THE COAST, IN THE SIERRA, ACROSS THE CORDILLERAS AND THE ANDES, INTO THE PRIMEVAL FORESTSJ. J. VON TSCHUDI
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WORDS RELATED TO EFFEMINATE

  • effeminate
  • effete
  • fertile
  • gender
  • gynic
  • womanhood
  • womanish
  • womanliness
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