effeminate


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  • adj

Synonyms for effeminate

Synonyms for effeminate

having qualities more appropriate to women than to men

Synonyms for effeminate

having unsuitable feminine qualities

References in classic literature ?
I do not say that these horrible stories may not have a use of some kind; but there is a danger that the nerves of our guardians may be rendered too excitable and effeminate by them.
High beauty is no longer attainable by him in canvas or in stone, in sound, or in lyrical construction; an effeminate, prudent, sickly beauty, which is not beauty, is all that can be formed; for the hand can never execute any thing higher than the character can inspire.
It is possible, however, that Mr Allworthy saw enough to render him a little uneasy; for we are not always to conclude, that a wise man is not hurt, because he doth not cry out and lament himself, like those of a childish or effeminate temper.
So with our house--it must be feminine, and all we can do is to see that it isn't effeminate.
I can't stand that fellow Naaman," said he, "after what he'd seen and felt, going back and bowing himself down in the house of Rimmon, because his effeminate scoundrel of a master did it.
The man who had spoken to him was clearly a Cockney, with the clean lines and weakly pretty, almost effeminate, face of the man who has absorbed the sound of Bow Bells with his mother's milk.
Mugridge, sir," he fawned, his effeminate features running into a greasy smile.
When ye despise pleasant things, and the effeminate couch, and cannot couch far enough from the effeminate: there is the origin of your virtue.
There was something shameful, effeminate, Capuan, as he called it to himself, in his present mode of life.
It is true, she was looking very charming herself, and Stephen was paying her the utmost attention on this public occasion; jealously buying up the articles he had seen under her fingers in the process of making, and gayly helping her to cajole the male customers into the purchase of the most effeminate futilities.
He said that Wade Elliott had been targeted at Burnley because he was "small and people thought that he looked a bit effeminate maybe".
An Iranian university has fired one of its physics professors because his voice is too high and effeminate.
ROB Brydon's "slightly effeminate Bono" Piers Brosnan impression on The Trip To Italy.
REVIEW Richard II RST, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON DAVID TENNANT'S effeminate, enigmatic Richard II is bisexual.
What would a simple Galilean man think about a funeral with all the trappings of power and posh clergymen dressed up in opulent, effeminate garb?