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feminine

 [fem´ĭ-nin]
pertaining to the female sex, or having qualities normally characteristic of the female.

feminine

/fem·i·nine/ (fem´ĭ-nin)
1. pertaining to the female sex.
2. having qualities normally asociated with females.

feminine

(fĕm′ə-nĭn)
adj.
1. Of or relating to women or girls.
2. Characterized by or possessing qualities traditionally attributed to women, such as demureness.

fem′i·nine·ly adv.
fem′i·nine·ness, fem′i·nin′i·ty (-nĭn′ĭ-tē) n.

feminine

adjective Referring to characteristics and behaviours traditionally associated with women (e.g., mothering, multitasking, passiveness, emotional empathy).

feminine

pertaining to the female sex, or having qualities normally characteristic of the female.
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Beyond an oaken dressing-table, with an orderly litter of combs and brushes and dainty feminine knickknacks, there was no sign of its being used as a bedroom.
Anyhow," said Uncle Roger, "that red silk dress will break the hearts of all the feminine small fry at the party.
The right hemisphere, "dedicated to the ladies," encloses smaller seas, whose significant names contain every incident of a feminine existence.
In characterization Richardson's great strength lay with his women--he knew the feminine mind and spirit through and through.
The women, cleverly as their typical feminine traits are brought out, are really viewed only from without.
Fyne was presenting an implacable front to a particularly feminine transaction.
Oofty- Oofty had been the only one whose lines were at all pleasing, while, in so far as they pleased, that far had they been what I should call feminine.
Her expression--bright, frank, and intelligent--appeared, while she was silent, to be altogether wanting in those feminine attractions of gentleness and pliability, without which the beauty of the handsomest woman alive is beauty incomplete.
My sister is in her own room, nursing that essentially feminine malady, a slight headache; and her old governness, Mrs.
She had selected him for the gift of liberty and he must show himself worthy of the favour conferred by her feminine, indomitable soul.
He had become a dumb and despairing brute, till the woman's sudden, unexpected cry of profound pity, the insight of her feminine compassion discovering the complex misery of the man under the terrifying aspect of the monster, restored him to the ranks of humanity.
Kenn, after two years of superfluous incense from his feminine parishioners, to find them suddenly maintaining their views in opposition to his; but then they maintained them in opposition to a higher Authority, which they had venerated longer.