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effeminacy


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Effeminacy  \Ef*fem"i*na*cy\,  n.;  pl  {Effeminacies}.  [From 
  {Effeminate}.] 
  Characteristic  quality  of  a  woman,  such  as  softness, 
  luxuriousness,  delicacy,  or  weakness,  which  is  unbecoming  a 
  man;  womanish  delicacy  or  softness;  --  used  reproachfully  of 
  men.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  effeminacy 
  n  :  the  trait  of  being  effeminate  (derogatory  of  a  man)  [syn:  {effeminateness}, 
  {sissiness},  {womanishness},  {unmanliness}] 




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