noun see epicene

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • epicenism — See epicene. * * * …   Universalium

  • epicenism — ep·i·cen·ism …   English syllables

  • epicenism — ēˌnizəm noun ( s) : the quality or state of being epicene …   Useful english dictionary

  • epicene — epicenism, n. /ep i seen /, adj. 1. belonging to, or partaking of the characteristics of, both sexes: Fashions in clothing are becoming increasingly epicene. 2. flaccid; feeble; weak: an epicene style of writing. 3. effeminate; unmasculine. 4.… …   Universalium

  • epicene — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin epicoenus, from Greek epikoinos, from epi + koinos common more at co Date: 15th century 1. of a noun having but one form to indicate either sex 2. a. having characteristics typical of the other sex… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Gender-neutral pronoun — Hir redirects here. For other uses, see Hir (disambiguation). A gender neutral pronoun is a pronoun that is not associated with any gender. It designates two distinct grammatical phenomena, the first being pronouns/periphrastics that have been… …   Wikipedia

  • androgyny — Synonyms and related words: androgynism, effeminacy, effeminateness, epicenism, epicenity, feminism, gynandrism, gynandry, hermaphroditism, intersexualism, intersexuality, muliebrity, prissiness, pseudohermaphroditism, sissiness, transsexualism,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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