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Synonyms for female
ˈfi meɪlfe·male

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  1. femaleadjective

    woman, feminine

  2. femaleadjective

    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. femaleadjective

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

    woman, feminine

  4. femaleadjective


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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. femalenoun

    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 personadjective

    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. femaleadjective

    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, distaffadjective

    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. femaleadjective

    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

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. femaleadjective

    feminine, pistillate (Bot.)


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  1. Chris Whitfield:

    A lot of the community conversations are all similar stories, guys who have wanted to talk, but never had the platform to do so, and all the stories, are very similar in stature in that the miscarriage happens, the female partner has been offered resources but the offer for guys is slim to none, for me it's all about raising awareness that men have feelings too.

  2. Daniel Beland:

    He depicted himself as a feminist, as someone who believes in indigenous reconciliation, and then you have two of his top female Cabinet ministers resign, and they are depicting him in a very different light.

  3. Muffet McGraw:

    I'm getting tired of the novelty of the first female governor of this state, the first female African American mayor of this city, when is it going to become the norm instead of the exception ? How are these young women looking up and seeing someone that looks like them, preparing them for the future ? We don't have enough female role models. We don't have enough visible women leaders. We don't have enough women in power.

  4. Linnea Saltz:

    I competed against the first male-to-female transgender athlete in track and field in Division I, seeing how that affected not only my teammates, but other individuals across the NCAA, other individuals within the conference that we were competing in … it was something that made me really want to come and speak out.

  5. Marguerite Duras:

    When a woman drinks it's as if an animal were drinking, or a child. Alcoholism is scandalous in a woman, and a female alcoholic is rare, a serious matter. It's a slur on the divine in our nature.

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