Definitions for effeminateɪˈfɛm ə nɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. effeminate, emasculate, epicene, cissy, sissified, sissyish, sissy(adj)

    having unsuitable feminine qualities

Wiktionary

  1. effeminate(Verb)

    To make womanly; to unman.

  2. effeminate(Adjective)

    Having behaviour or mannerisms considered unmasculine or typical of a woman or girl; feminine.

  3. Origin: From effeminatus, past participle of effeminare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Effeminate(adj)

    having some characteristic of a woman, as delicacy, luxuriousness, etc.; soft or delicate to an unmanly degree; womanish; weak

  2. Effeminate(adj)

    womanlike; womanly; tender; -- in a good sense

  3. Effeminate(verb)

    to make womanish; to make soft and delicate; to weaken

  4. Effeminate(verb)

    to grow womanish or weak

  5. Origin: [L. effeminatus, p. p. of effeminare to make a woman of; ex out + femina a woman. See Feminine, a.]


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