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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The trait of acting like a woman (derogatory of a man).

Usage examples (34)
  • The definition of what constitutes effeminacy varies greatly depending on the social and cultural context, as well as on the time period.
  • The students associated science with masculinity and arts with effeminacy
  • And if it be opposed by deficiency, it will be the same as effeminacy, which is clearly false.
  • Hugh Peters reference to England getting over her "effeminacy" and becoming warlike is an example of Puritan disappointment with Stuart foreign policy. for more
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