effeminateness

[ adjective ih-fem-uh-nit; verb ih-fem-uh-neyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF effeminateness
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EFFEMINATENESS

Their faces of men and hair like women doubtless signify their boldness on the one hand and their effeminateness on the other.

New York meanwhile, in its effeminateness, had forgotten the snow, and was listening to the sun.

The effeminateness of the French drama must be replaced by virility through vital contact with the masses.

To all appearances equally removed from effeminateness and brutality, he was subject, nevertheless, to accesses of both.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin effeminatus "womanish, effeminate," past participle of effeminare "make a woman of," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + femina "woman" (see feminine). Rarely used without reproach. Related: Effeminately.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EFFEMINATENESS

femininities

noungirlishness
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