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See definition of effete on Dictionary.com
  • adj.spoiled, exhausted
  • adj.unproductive

synonyms for effete

  • burnt out
  • corrupt
  • debased
  • decadent
  • decayed
  • declining
  • decrepit
  • degenerate
  • dissipated
  • dissolute
  • drained
  • enervated
  • enfeebled
  • far-gone
  • feeble
  • immoral
  • obsolete
  • overrefined
  • overripe
  • played out
  • soft
  • spent
  • vitiated
  • washed-out
  • wasted
  • weak
  • worn out
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antonyms for effete

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  • capable
  • productive
  • tireless
  • useful
  • working
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How to use effete in a sentence

Tarantino says, “The days are gone” of Diego “pretending to be effete.”
ZORRO AT 100: WHY THE ORIGINAL SWASHBUCKLER IS STILL THE QUINTESSENTIAL AMERICAN ACTION HEROMICHAEL SRAGOWJANUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The taint was too inveterate to be eradicated; the evil was immedicable; Rome was already effete and moribund.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
Would those silly men, those servile votaries of fortune, those effete courtiers, have said this a week ago?
THE 'CHARACTERS' OF JEAN DE LA BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
Many chemical substances can be combined with water to cleanse these effete productions from the skin.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, VOL. XV., NO. 388, JUNE 9, 1883VARIOUS
The crocodile of America, superior in every detail to the crocodile of the effete monarchies of the Old World.
THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARYAMBROSE BIERCE
The Terms had adopted mankind's culture, they had no further need of their effete native customs.
EXPLOITER'S ENDJAMES CAUSEY
I tell you, Grant, I'm not surprised any more that you Easterners get effete and worthless.
THE FASHIONABLE ADVENTURES OF JOSHUA CRAIGDAVID GRAHAM PHILLIPS
The Negroes suffered from the touch of the moral contagion of this effete matter driven out of European society.
HISTORY OF THE NEGRO RACE IN AMERICA FROM 1619 TO 1880. VOL 1GEORGE W. WILLIAMS
The effete and placid Thedor was supported by a Douma (Council) of five.
THE RISE OF THE RUSSIAN EMPIREHECTOR H. MUNRO
That is the cry of the effete, of the thing which must soon fall into decay.
THE LOCUSTS' YEARSMARY HELEN FEE
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WORDS RELATED TO EFFETE

  • arid
  • depleted
  • desert
  • desolate
  • dry
  • effete
  • empty
  • fallow
  • fruitless
  • impotent
  • impoverished
  • infecund
  • infertile
  • parched
  • sterile
  • unbearing
  • uncultivable
  • unfertile
  • unfruitful
  • unproductive
  • waste
  • addled
  • bad
  • carious
  • carrion
  • corroded
  • decomposed
  • effete
  • gangrenous
  • overripe
  • perished
  • putrescent
  • putrid
  • rank
  • riddled
  • rotted
  • ruined
  • spoiled
  • wasted
  • withered
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