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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Exhausted of fertility. Also: Marked by lack or deprivation of some inherent characteristic.

Usage examples (25)
  • Adjective : an effete, overrefined society. ,an effete political force
  • I smell a kind of effeteness, a chorus of snarling, whimpering whiners who feed their egos by snarling and whimpering and little else.
  • Say the word "English", and on minces a monster of effeteness with an epicene flunky.
  • Yes, he makes a number of derisive references to the liberal effeteness of other characters. for more
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