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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
- having unsuitable feminine qualities
Alternative definition of the adjective effeminate
- [context: of a man or boy] Having behaviour or mannerisms considered unmasculine or typical of a woman or girl; feminine.
- synonym: camp
Definition of the verb effeminate
What does effeminate mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: effeminated | effeminating | effeminates
- [archaic] To make womanly; to unman.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for effeminate
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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 ...
Shorter Slang Dictionary (2003)
by Paul Beale, Eric Partridge
a dandified, ostentatious or effeminate ...
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 ...
The 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.] ...
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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Quotes about effeminate
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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