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The Macedonians, on the other hand, regarded their southern neighbors as being effete and soft.

There, a young research student, Helen Lyle, encounters graffiti warning of the Candyman, digs into the lore surrounding him, and discovers a sophisticated, effete serial killer.

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Tarantino says, “The days are gone” of Diego “pretending to be effete.”

Some critics have made the same sorts of arguments about the remote and effete president.

Unlike their effete northeastern shadows, country boys rarely fade away.

The courtiers were an effete and in some cases epicene crew.

It sees test scores as effete and irrelevant, like the older privileges of birth.

When I went to basketball camp, the boys from the real West Virginia would make fun of us effete Morgantown kids.

The taint was too inveterate to be eradicated; the evil was immedicable; Rome was already effete and moribund.

Would those silly men, those servile votaries of fortune, those effete courtiers, have said this a week ago?

Many chemical substances can be combined with water to cleanse these effete productions from the skin.

The crocodile of America, superior in every detail to the crocodile of the effete monarchies of the Old World.

The Terms had adopted mankind's culture, they had no further need of their effete native customs.

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On this page you'll find 87 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to effete, such as: burnt out, corrupt, debased, decadent, decayed, and declining.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.