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synonyms for epicene

  • faint
  • feminine
  • frail
  • sissy
  • drained
  • effeminate
  • effete
  • emasculate
  • enervated
  • exhausted
  • feeble
  • flaccid
  • powerless
  • sissyish
  • soft
  • tired
  • unmanly
  • womanish
  • worn out
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antonyms for epicene

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  • strong
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How to use epicene in a sentence

In English grammar there are no true epicene nouns, but the term is sometimes used instead of common gender.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 9, SLICE 6VARIOUS
The latest development of the impulses which animate the epicene sex has taken its expression in after-dinner oratory.
THE GIRL OF THE PERIOD AND OTHER SOCIAL ESSAYS, VOL. II (OF 2)ELIZA LYNN LINTON
This seemed to him an odd way to look at things, and he boggled over a phrase about an "epicene lily."
HUNTINGTOWERJOHN BUCHAN
What's the meaning of this; and what, may I ask, is the intention of this—this epicene attire?
STALKY & CO.RUDYARD KIPLING
He was a great contrast to the epicene bird-like creature who had lorded it over the civic fortunes of Valladolid.
THE AMERICAN EGYPTCHANNING ARNOLD
But he was rather too much given to dally about voluptuous subjects with a sort of chuckling epicene triviality.
ESSAYS IN ENGLISH LITERATURE, 1780-1860GEORGE SAINTSBURY
But a liberal-minded public grew more and more in favor of epicene colleges.
HISTORY OF WOMAN SUFFRAGE, VOLUME III (OF III)VARIOUS
His beautiful epicene face, his boyish figure, his unearthly sensitiveness, haunt us as we read his lines.
VISIONS AND REVISIONSJOHN COWPER POWYS
To this abnormal condition the learned have applied the adjectives epicene, androgynous, hermaphrodite, arrenothele.
THE RELIGIOUS SENTIMENTDANIEL G. BRINTON
Sentiment is the ultima ratio feminarum, and of men whose natures are of the epicene gender.
TRACKS OF A ROLLING STONEHENRY J. COKE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO EPICENE

  • ambidextrous
  • androgynous
  • bi
  • double-gaited
  • epicene
  • gay
  • gynandrous
  • hermaphroditic
  • hits both ways
  • intersexual
  • monoclinous
  • swings both ways
  • switch-hitting
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