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Synonyms for female
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. female(noun)

    an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)

    female person

    male, male person, priapic, staminate, epicene, hermaphroditic, androgynous, gynandromorphic, unisex, pseudohermaphrodite, phallic, pseudohermaphroditic, gynandromorphous, hermaphrodite, masculine, young-begetting(a), intersexual, bisexual, antheral

  2. female, female person(adj)

    a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies

    female person

    male, male person, hermaphroditic, priapic, pseudohermaphrodite, phallic, hermaphrodite, androgynous, antheral, epicene, unisex, gynandromorphic, staminate, young-begetting(a), pseudohermaphroditic, intersexual, masculine, gynandromorphous, bisexual

  3. female(adj)

    being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop

    "a female heir"; "female holly trees bear the berries"


    male, male person, pseudohermaphroditic, hermaphroditic, phallic, pseudohermaphrodite, young-begetting(a), masculine, gynandromorphous, staminate, unisex, bisexual, gynandromorphic, epicene, androgynous, priapic, antheral, hermaphrodite, intersexual

  4. female, distaff(adj)

    characteristic of or peculiar to a woman

    "female sensitiveness"; "female suffrage"


    male, male person, unisex, bisexual, pseudohermaphroditic, priapic, pseudohermaphrodite, phallic, masculine, gynandromorphous, antheral, epicene, staminate, androgynous, hermaphrodite, young-begetting(a), intersexual, hermaphroditic, gynandromorphic

  5. female(adj)

    for or pertaining to or composed of women or girls

    "the female lead in the play"; "a female chorus"


    male, male person, pseudohermaphrodite, hermaphrodite, hermaphroditic, gynandromorphic, pseudohermaphroditic, priapic, androgynous, intersexual, gynandromorphous, epicene, staminate, masculine, bisexual, phallic, young-begetting(a), antheral, unisex


  1. female(adjective)

    woman, feminine

  2. female(adjective)

    Belonging or referring to the sex which is generally characterized as the one associated with the larger gametes (for species which have two sexes and for which this distinction can be made), which in humans and many other species is the sex which produces eggs.

    woman, feminine

  3. female(adjective)

    Having an internal socket, as in a connector or pipe fitting.

    woman, feminine

  4. female(adjective)


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. female

    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.

    See synonyms for MASCULINE.

    effeminate, feminine, womanish, womanly

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. female(a)

    feminine, pistillate (Bot.)


  1. List of known nicknames for "Female":

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How to use female in a sentence?

  1. Didier Conrad:

    We didn't want to develop a character who would be based on her seductive side as we usually do with female characters in Asterix. Most of the time they are young attractive women who seduce Obelix and their role stops there.

  2. Hunter Handsfield:

    Because of the nature of the female genitalia, if you get new herpes, there's likely multiple painful blisters, for men, typically a few blisters.

  3. James Franco:

    I had something going with most of my female costars and worked up a routine so that I could see someone every night. one of my favorite approaches was to ask the young girls that requested to take a photo with me to email me a copy of the photo; that way I can give them my info very quickly in front of a crowd of fans and later work out a way to see them.

  4. Anna Konda:

    It was not easy to work like that, because the matches were going very quickly and were unpredictable, i had to be very careful not to get hit. Fortunately, there are chairs on the side, so I could jump on them if the female fighters suddenly rolled under my feet.

  5. Mia Bloom:

    It's certainly ISIS' first female suicide bomber.

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