Effeminate



[adjective ih-fem-uh-nit; verb ih-fem-uh-neyt] /adjective ɪˈfɛm ə nɪt; verb ɪˈfɛm əˌneɪt/

adjective
1.
(of a man or boy) having traits, tastes, habits, etc., traditionally considered feminine, as softness or delicacy.
2.
characterized by excessive softness, delicacy, self-indulgence, etc.:
effeminate luxury.
verb (used with or without object), effeminated, effeminating.
3.
to make or become effeminate.
/ɪˈfɛmɪnɪt/
adjective
1.
(of a man or boy) displaying characteristics regarded as typical of a woman; not manly
2.
lacking firmness or vigour: an effeminate piece of writing
adj.

early 15c., from Latin effeminatus “womanish, effeminate,” past participle of effeminare “make a woman of,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + femina “woman” (see feminine). Rarely used without reproach. Related: Effeminately.

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