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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - No longer possessing a unique quality.

Usage examples (39)
  • Without proper care, the aged grape vine gradually became effete and no longer bore fruit.
  • I tend to be suspicious of novels which are all character; they can all too easily turn into the kind of effete literary fiction in which nothing happens.
  • Is it simply a reproduction of one of these Eastern nationalities, which we are so fond of alluding to as effete?
  • I guess we know what kind of effete` trips your trigger…. for more
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