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From Latin effēminātus, past participle of effēmināre.

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Effeminate (comparative more Effeminate, superlative most Effeminate)

Positive
Effeminate

Comparative
more Effeminate

Superlative
most Effeminate

  1. (of a man or boy) Having behaviour or mannerisms considered unmasculine or typical of a woman or girl; feminine.

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  • (UK) IPA: /ɛˈfɛmɪnət/, /ɪˈfɛmɪnət/

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Use of this word is often derogatory.

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Infinitive
to Effeminate

Third person singular
effeminates

Simple past
effeminated

Past participle
effeminated

Present participle
effeminating

to Effeminate (third-person singular simple present effeminates, present participle effeminating, simple past and past participle effeminated)
  1. (archaic) To make womanly; to unman.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society 2006, vol. 1 p. 134:
      the studie of sciences doth more weaken and effeminate mens minds, than corroborate and adapt them to warre.

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  • (UK) IPA: /ɛˈfɛmɪneɪt/

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effeminate f.

  1. Feminine plural form of effeminatode:effeminate

fr:effeminate io:effeminate kn:effeminate ml:effeminate pl:effeminate ru:effeminate fi:effeminate te:effeminate vi:effeminate zh:effeminate

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