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.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nathan Earl:

    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.

  2. Michael Gilman:

    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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