Definitions for femininity
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the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for women
The sum of all attributes that convey (or are perceived to convey) womanhood.
the quality or nature of the female sex; womanliness
the female form
Femininity is a set of attributes, behaviors, and roles generally associated with girls and women. Femininity is socially constructed, but made up of both socially-defined and biologically-created factors. This makes it distinct from the definition of the biological female sex, as women, men, and transgender people can all exhibit feminine traits. Behavioral traits generally considered feminine include gentleness, empathy, and sensitivity, though traits associated with femininity vary depending on location and context, and include a variety of social and cultural factors. The counterpart to femininity is masculinity.
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Female-associated sex-specific social roles and behaviors unrelated to biologic function.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
When she stopped conforming to the conventional picture of femininity she finally began to enjoy being a woman.
God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I've ever met.
Older women can afford to agree that femininity is a charade, a matter of colored hair, ecru lace and whalebones, the kind of slap and tat that transvestites are in love with, and no more.
When patients opt for immediate reconstruction, the cosmetic results tend to be superior, as a skin-sparing procedure is performed which preserves the skin envelope and the shape for the plastic surgeons to fill, for some women, there is also the psychological advantage of never being completely flat, which is important for their body image and feeling of femininity.
Translations for femininity
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- feminitatCatalan, Valencian
- Fraulichkeit, WeiblichkeitGerman
- feminiinisyys, naisellisuusFinnish
- sievišķīgums, sievišķībaLatvian
- žȅnskōst, же̏нско̄ст, жѐнствено̄ст, žènstvenōstSerbo-Croatian
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