effeminate, emasculate, epicene, cissy, sissified, sissyish, sissy(adj)
having unsuitable feminine qualities
To make womanly; to unman.
Having behaviour or mannerisms considered unmasculine or typical of a woman or girl; feminine.
Origin: From effeminatus, past participle of effeminare.
having some characteristic of a woman, as delicacy, luxuriousness, etc.; soft or delicate to an unmanly degree; womanish; weak
womanlike; womanly; tender; -- in a good sense
to make womanish; to make soft and delicate; to weaken
to grow womanish or weak
Origin: [L. effeminatus, p. p. of effeminare to make a woman of; ex out + femina a woman. See Feminine, a.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ef-fem′in-āt, adj. womanish: unmanly: weak: cowardly: voluptuous.—n. an effeminate person.—v.t. to make womanish: to unman: to weaken.—v.i. to become effeminate.—n. Effem′inacy, womanish softness or weakness: indulgence in unmanly pleasures.—adv. Effem′inately.—n. Effem′inateness. [L. effemināre, -ātum, to make womanish—ex, out, and femina, a woman.]
The numerical value of effeminate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of effeminate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Any type of outreach poster... regarding trafficking is typically the teenage girl with pigtails, just seeing that formally encourages that stigma that you are weak, that you are effeminate if you are a victim. There is still such a stigma attached to male victimization.
Around the turn of the century, as men’s brands started to come out, people started to realize that taking care of yourself is not effeminate or girly, some of those taboos came down, and more barbershops and spas broke the barriers and let men know it’s OK to do this stuff.
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Translations for effeminate
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- weibisch, tuntigGerman
- amanerado, afeminadoSpanish
- بی رنگPersian
- epämiehekäs, naismainenFinnish
- efféminé, efféminéeFrench
- boireanntaScottish Gaelic
- kemayu, banciIndonesian
- xezalak, xotinchalishUzbek
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