What does feminine mean?

Definitions for feminine
ˈfɛm ə nɪnfem·i·nine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feminine(adj)

    a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to females or to objects classified as female

  2. feminine(adj)

    associated with women and not with men

    "feminine intuition"

  3. feminine(adj)

    of grammatical gender

  4. womanly, feminine(adj)

    befitting or characteristic of a woman especially a mature woman

    "womanly virtues of gentleness and compassion"

  5. feminine(adj)

    (music or poetry) ending on an unaccented beat or syllable

    "a feminine ending"


  1. feminine(Noun)

    The female principle

  2. feminine(Noun)

    A woman.

    They guide the feminines toward the palace u2014 Richard Hakluyt

  3. feminine(Noun)

    Any one of those words which are the appellations of females, or which have the terminations usually found in such words; as, actress, songstress, abbess, executrix.

    There are but few true feminines in English u2014 Latham

  4. feminine(Adverb)

    Of or pertaining to woman.

  5. feminine(Adverb)

    Having the qualities of a woman.

  6. feminine(Adjective)

    Of the female sex; biologically female, not male, womanly.

  7. feminine(Adjective)

    Belonging to females; appropriated to, or used by, females.

    Mary, Elizabeth, and Edith are feminine names.

  8. feminine(Adjective)

    Having the qualities associated with a woman or the female gender; suitable to, or characteristic of, a woman; nurturing; not masculine or aggressive.

  9. feminine(Adjective)

    Grammatical gender distinction in languages that describes nouns including those pertaining to females and objects that are assigned the feminine gender.

  10. Origin: From féminin, from femininus, from femina, from dʰeh₁-m̥n-eh₂. Related to fetus, feminism, filial, fellatio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Feminine(adj)

    of or pertaining to a woman, or to women; characteristic of a woman; womanish; womanly

  2. Feminine(adj)

    having the qualities of a woman; becoming or appropriate to the female sex; as, in a good sense, modest, graceful, affectionate, confiding; or, in a bad sense, weak, nerveless, timid, pleasure-loving, effeminate

  3. Feminine(noun)

    a woman

  4. Feminine(noun)

    any one of those words which are the appellations of females, or which have the terminations usually found in such words; as, actress, songstress, abbess, executrix


  1. Feminine

    Associated with women; befitting or characteristic of a woman.

Editors Contribution

  1. feminine

    The ability of an animal or human to feel, know, express and demonstrate kindness, balance, creativity, equality, unconditional love, spirituality, compassion, emotion, nurturing, caring, cooperation and to have the ability to express the true essence of our soul from our heart.

    Feminine energy that is the ability to express female qualities whether we are a male or female animal or human being is vital for the evolution of our planet where it is acceptable to express your feminine energy.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 15, 2016  

How to pronounce feminine?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say feminine in sign language?

  1. feminine


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of feminine in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of feminine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of feminine in a Sentence

  1. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    Shopping, true feminine felicity !

  2. Lao Tzu:

    Know the masculine, keep to the feminine.

  3. Rainer Maria Rilke:

    The deepest experience of the creator is feminine, for it is experience of receiving and bearing.

  4. Jessica Lauppe-Guy:

    It’s super feminine with sheer and mesh details and eyelash lace that is used traditionally in lingerie.

  5. Nina Garcia:

    Considering who is nominated, I think it is going to be a cross between very sophisticated and very feminine.

Images & Illustrations of feminine

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