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adjective as in like a woman

adjective as in of the female sex

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Often, I came across feminine characters on the street that walked with an exaggerated animation, hips swaying as though they were models, sauntering down a catwalk.

Women’s cycling apparel maker Machines for Freedom is known for its boldly feminine, eye-catching floral prints.

At one point in my teens I was seen as a person who was too feminine.

In that case, Ann Hopkins received advice from her employer that, if she wanted to make partner at the firm, she should act more feminine.

I think that a lot of people thought, well, you’re saying girls can’t be feminine.

The looks were slightly more feminine (and by slightly, we really mean slightly).

All other issues—racial, feminine, even environmental—need to fit around this central objective.

These crimes of fashion proved the men were feminine and thus gay and therefore worthy of incarceration.

In Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen defends the novel against critics who dismiss it as frivolous and feminine.

“I had this feminine, classical image [of myself] that would have totally been destroyed,” she said.

This unreasoning, feminine obstinacy so wrought upon him that he permitted himself a smile and a lapse into irony and banter.

Under all man's dreams of eternal gods and eternal heavens lies man's passion for the eternal feminine.

The plain furniture was stiffly arranged, and there was no litter of clothing or small feminine belongings.

She made me a profound and graceful curtsey—feminine homage to my budding manhood.

Her eyes are in a measure open now, but it is too late, and she rebels in the usual futile feminine way.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to feminine, such as: female, femalelike, gentle, soft, tender, and womanish.

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