Definitions for effeminacyɪˈfɛm ə nə si
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ef•fem•i•na•cyɪˈfɛm ə nə si(n.)
the state or quality of being effeminate.
Origin of effeminacy:
effeminacy, effeminateness, sissiness, softness, womanishness, 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 prince, arising from the superfluity of the femininity that guided him"
The quality of being 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