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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. having unsuitable feminine qualities;
[syn: effeminate, emasculate, epicene, cissy, sissified, sissyish, sissy]

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5 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Effeminate \Ef*fem"i*nate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Effeminated; p. pr. & vb. n. Effeminating.] To make womanish; to make soft and delicate; to weaken. [1913 Webster] It will not corrupt or effeminate children's minds. --Locke. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Effeminate \Ef*fem"i*nate\, v. i. To grow womanish or weak. [1913 Webster] In a slothful peace both courage will effeminate and manners corrupt. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Effeminate \Ef*fem"i*nate\, a. [L. effeminatus, p. p. of effeminare to make a woman of; ex out + femina a woman. See Feminine, a.] 1. Having some characteristic of a woman, as delicacy, luxuriousness, etc.; soft or delicate to an unmanly degree; womanish; weak. [1913 Webster] The king, by his voluptuous life and mean marriage, became effeminate, and less sensible of honor. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] An effeminate and unmanly foppery. --Bp. Hurd. [1913 Webster] 2. Womanlike; womanly; tender; -- in a good sense. [1913 Webster] Gentle, kind, effeminate remorse. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: Effeminate and womanish are generally used in a reproachful sense; feminine and womanly, applied to women, are epithets of propriety or commendation. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

effeminate adj 1: having unsuitable feminine qualities [syn: effeminate, emasculate, epicene, cissy, sissified, sissyish, sissy]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

60 Moby Thesaurus words for "effeminate": AC-DC, amphierotic, autoerotic, bent, bisexed, bisexual, breakable, brittle, butch, campy, cheap-jack, chicken, cobwebby, crumbly, dainty, delicate, delicately weak, deviant, flimsy, fragile, frail, frangible, gay, gimcrack, gimcracky, gossamery, homoerotic, homosexual, jerry, jerry-built, lesbian, light, lightweight, mannish, muliebrous, namby-pamby, old-womanish, papery, pasteboardy, perverted, prissy, puny, queer, sapphic, shattery, sissified, sissy, sissyish, sleazy, slight, soft, tacky, transvestite, tribadistic, unmanly, unsubstantial, weak, wispy, womanish, womanly