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Synonyms for effete
ɪˈfitef·fete

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. effete

    Synonyms:
    worn, exhausted, barren, decrepit

    Antonyms:
    productive, vigorous, fertile, prolific, exuberant

Princeton's WordNet

  1. decadent, effeteadjective

    marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay

    "a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility"; "a group of effete self-professed intellectuals"

    Synonyms:
    decadent

    Antonyms:
    strict, nonindulgent

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. effeteadjective

    Synonyms:
    barren, unprolific, unfruitful, fruitless, addle

  2. effeteadjective

    Synonyms:
    decayed, spent, exhausted, wasted, worn out

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. effeteadjective

    Synonyms:
    exhausted, infecund, unfruitful, wasted, barren

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How to use effete in a sentence?

  1. Spiro Agnew:

    A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.

  2. Anthony Burgess:

    We are supposed to be the children of Seth; but Seth is too much of an effete nonentity to deserve ancestral regard. No, we are the sons of Cain, and with violence can be associated the attacks on sound, stone, wood and metal that produced civilization.

  3. Jan Smuts:

    Nazism ... destroys the very soul of our civilization ... I have not taken the same grave view of Bolshevism, for it never was clear to me that Bolshevism, in spite of its brutalities and cruelties, really threatened the essentials of our ethical civilization. And after all it was a revolution of a semi-barbarous people against a rotten government and an effete church. Nazi-ism in highly cultured Germany is a very different affair.

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