Effeminateness
Effeminateness Ef*fem"i*nate*ness, n. The state of being effeminate; unmanly softness. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

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  • effeminateness — noun the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man) the students associated science with masculinity and arts with effeminacy Spartans accused Athenians of effeminateness he was shocked by the softness of the atmosphere surrounding the young …   Useful english dictionary

  • effeminateness — See effeminately. * * * …   Universalium

  • effeminateness — noun effeminacy …   Wiktionary

  • effeminateness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality of being effeminate: effeminacy, femininity, sissiness, unmanliness, womanishness. See GENDER …   English dictionary for students

  • effeminateness — ef·fem·i·nate·ness …   English syllables

  • effeminacy — noun the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man) the students associated science with masculinity and arts with effeminacy Spartans accused Athenians of effeminateness he was shocked by the softness of the atmosphere surrounding the young …   Useful english dictionary

  • sissiness — noun the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man) the students associated science with masculinity and arts with effeminacy Spartans accused Athenians of effeminateness he was shocked by the softness of the atmosphere surrounding the young …   Useful english dictionary

  • softness — noun 1. the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded (Freq. 2) • Ant: ↑hardness • Derivationally related forms: ↑soft • Hypernyms: ↑consistency, ↑consistence, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • unmanliness — noun the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man) the students associated science with masculinity and arts with effeminacy Spartans accused Athenians of effeminateness he was shocked by the softness of the atmosphere surrounding the young …   Useful english dictionary

  • womanishness — noun the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man) the students associated science with masculinity and arts with effeminacy Spartans accused Athenians of effeminateness he was shocked by the softness of the atmosphere surrounding the young …   Useful english dictionary

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