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Synonyms for effeminate
ɪˈfɛm ə nɪtef·fem·i·nate

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  1. effeminateadjective

    camp, swish

  2. effeminateadjective

    Having behaviour or mannerisms considered unmasculine or typical of a woman or girl; feminine.

    camp, swish

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. effeminate

    We apply female to the sex, feminine to the qualities, especially the finer physical or mental qualities that distinguish the female sex in the human family, or to the objects appropriate for or especially employed by them. A female voice is the voice of a woman; a feminine voice may belong to a man. Womanish denotes the undesirable, womanly the admirable or lovely qualities of woman. Womanly tears would suggest respect and sympathy, womanish tears a touch of contempt. The word effeminate is always used reproachfully, and only of men as possessing womanly traits such as are inconsistent with true manliness.

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    female, feminine, womanish, womanly

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. effeminate

    feminine, delicate, womanly, womanish, timorous, feeble, mild mannered, soft, unmanly, weak, enervated, emasculated

    manly, robust, vigorous, virile, hardy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. effeminate, emasculate, epicene, cissy, sissified, sissyish, sissyadjective

    having unsuitable feminine qualities

    sissy, bisexual, cissy, emasculate, epicene, sissyish, sissified

    manful, manly, manlike

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. effeminateadjective

    womanish, feminine, timorous, unmanly

  2. effeminateadjective

    delicate, tender, womanly (in a good sense)

  3. effeminateverb

    unman, soften, emasculate, emolliate, make effeminate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. effeminateadjective

    womanish, unmanly, cockney

  2. effeminatenoun


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  1. Michael Gilman:

    Around the turn of the century, as men’s brands started to come out, people started to realize that taking care of yourself is not effeminate or girly, some of those taboos came down, and more barbershops and spas broke the barriers and let men know it’s OK to do this stuff.

  2. Nathan Earl:

    Any type of outreach poster... regarding trafficking is typically the teenage girl with pigtails, just seeing that formally encourages that stigma that you are weak, that you are effeminate if you are a victim. There is still such a stigma attached to male victimization.

  3. Leatrice Eiseman:

    But it does take a man who would look at it and say, 'I am not threatened by wearing pink' or 'I don't think I am going to be viewed by other people as being too effeminate if I wore pink,'.

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