effeminate(redirected from effeminateness)
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Etymology: L, effeminare, to make womanish
womanly or female in physical and mental characteristics, regardless of biological sex.
effeminateadjective Referring to a feminine appearance and/or behaviour, especially of or by a man.
1. Pert. to a male who has the appearance or mannerisms traditionally considered feminine.
2. Excessively soft, delicate, or self-indulgent.