effetely
adverb see effete

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • effetely — effete ► ADJECTIVE 1) affected, over refined, and ineffectual. 2) having lost vitality; worn out. DERIVATIVES effetely adverb effeteness noun. ORIGIN Latin effetus worn out by bearing young ; related to FETUS(Cf. ↑fetus) …   English terms dictionary

  • effetely — adjective see effete * * * effeteˈly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑effete * * * effetely adverb Thesaurus: not brave or willing to take riskssynonym describing or relating to men and boys …   Useful english dictionary

  • effetely — See effete. * * * …   Universalium

  • effetely — adverb In an effete manner …   Wiktionary

  • effetely — adv. without energy or vigor; in a decadent manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • effetely — See: effete …   English dictionary

  • effete — effetely, adv. effeteness, n. /i feet /, adj. 1. lacking in wholesome vigor; degenerate; decadent: an effete, overrefined society. 2. exhausted of vigor or energy; worn out: an effete political force. 3. unable to produce; sterile. [1615 25; < L… …   Universalium

  • effete — adjective Etymology: Latin effetus, from ex + fetus fruitful more at feminine Date: 1660 1. no longer fertile 2. a. having lost character, vitality, or strength < the effete monarchies…of feudal Europe G. M. Trevelyan > b. marked by weakness or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • effeteness — See effetely. * * * …   Universalium

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