Effeminacies
Effeminacy Ef*fem"i*na*cy, n.; pl. {Effeminacies}. [From {Effeminate}.] Characteristic quality of a woman, such as softness, luxuriousness, delicacy, or weakness, which is unbecoming a man; womanish delicacy or softness; -- used reproachfully of men. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • Effeminacy — Ef*fem i*na*cy, n.; pl. {Effeminacies}. [From {Effeminate}.] Characteristic quality of a woman, such as softness, luxuriousness, delicacy, or weakness, which is unbecoming a man; womanish delicacy or softness; used reproachfully of men. Milton.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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