Definitions for effeteɪˈfit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decadent, effete(adj)

    marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay

    "a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility"; "a group of effete self-professed intellectuals"


  1. effete(Adjective)

    Of substances, quantities etc: exhausted, spent, worn-out.

  2. effete(Adjective)

    Of people: lacking strength or vitality; feeble, powerless, impotent.

  3. effete(Adjective)

    Decadent, self-indulgent.

  4. Origin: From effetus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Effete(adj)

    no longer capable of producing young, as an animal, or fruit, as the earth; hence, worn out with age; exhausted of energy; incapable of efficient action; no longer productive; barren; sterile

  2. Origin: [L. effetus that has brought forth, exhausted; ex + fetus that has brought forth. See Fetus.]

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  • изчерпан, упадъчен, изтощенBulgarian
  • slăbitRomanian
  • истощённый, упадническийRussian

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