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  • adj.weak
  • adj.unmasculine

synonyms for epicene

  • feeble
  • flaccid
  • weak
  • faint
  • frail
  • emasculated
  • ineffective
  • powerless

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

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