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Definition of the adjective effeminate

What does effeminate mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more effeminate / most effeminate

  1. having unsuitable feminine qualities

Alternative definition of the adjective effeminate

adjective

  1. [context: of a man or boy] Having behaviour or mannerisms considered unmasculine or typical of a woman or girl; feminine.

Definition of the verb effeminate

What does effeminate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: effeminated | effeminating | effeminates

  1. [archaic] To make womanly; to unman.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures (2003)

by George Haggerty, Bonnie Zimmerman

Yet there have been notable instances of celebrities and writers making the effeminate man into an inspiring and powerful icon. Quentin Crisp's famous autobiography, The Naked Civil Servant (1968), throws important light on how and why ...

Google previewShorter Slang Dictionary (2003)

by Paul Beale, Eric Partridge

a dandified, ostentatious or effeminate ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures (2013)

by George Haggerty

times express disdain toward effeminate men, it remains the case that gay male meeting places and friendship networks frequently celebrate effeminate gestures, turns of phrase, and styles of dressing. Especially important here are the links ...

Google previewThe Encyclop Dic Dictionary (1901)

A New, and Original Work of Reference to All the Words in the English Language with a Full Account of Their Origin, Meaning, Pronounciation, and Use by Robert Hunter

[EFFEMINATE , a.] ...

Google previewThe Modern World Dictionary of the English Language ... (1906)

To which is Added a Compendium of Historical, Biographical, Geographical, Scientific, Religious, and Sociological Names, and a Complete Summary of Human Achievement in the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries ...

[EFFEMINATE, a.] 1. The softness, delicacy, and weakness characteristic of a woman; unmanly or womanish weakness or delicacy. “But foul effemi held ed #:" ":" Milton: Samson ...

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Then I wanted the character to be feminine as opposed to effeminate. Because it's easy to be camp or queen. Anyone can do that. What's difficult is to play feminine. (Cillian Murphy)
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Scrabble value of E1F4F4E1M3I1N1A1T1E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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