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feminine

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

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).
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From the well- rounded and femininely curvy shape of the previous model, the Camry gets a totally new skin.
Regarding this matter, subject E26 states that "I never used low necklines and such, but I always dress femininely....
As Astrud Gilberto rhymed it in slightly mangled syntax, "Each day as she walks to the sea, she looks straight ahead not at he." That was the me I wanted to be: femininely desirable, oblivious to the male gaze, heading toward something powerful and dynamic and as big as an ocean that could engulf and sweep over me like a lover.
Other women simply maintained that they liked dressing femininely. "It's fun to put a scarf around your waist and a cap on your head," explained one participant from Sacramento.
(52) After Price Waterhouse failed to promote Hopkins, partners at the firm told her that she was too "macho" and that she ought to "walk more femininely, talk more femininely, dress more femininely, wear make-up, have her hair styled, and wear jewelry." (53) In a landmark ruling that established the legal theory of gender stereotyping under Title VII, the Supreme Court ruled that federal law prohibits discrimination based on gender nonconformity as well as more obvious forms of sex discrimination.
Thus, in the case of the women, for example, the mothers scored higher than the fathers in items that assessed the extent to which parents encourage their daughters to dress gender appropriately, to behave femininely, and to play with girls' toys, whereas in the case of the men, the fathers scored higher in items that assessed the extent to which parents encourage their sons to engage in masculine activities (Raffaelli & Ontai, 2004).
She was told that her chances for partnership would improve if she walked, talked and dressed more femininely, wore make-up and jewelry, and had her hair styled.
First of all its Peppermint Soothing Foot Scrub, pounds 7, with intensely exfoliating volcanic rock granules will help to slough away rough patches of hardened skin, to leave feet femininely soft, smooth and freshly fragrant.
Andy's particular out-of-date crew-neck cerulean blue cable-knit sweater did not just randomly appear out of nowhere; it was the end result of conscious decisions by a network of people around the globe, and Miranda is entirely aware that the judgments and pronouncements she makes on a daily basis affect the lives and livelihoods of millions, femininely trivial as they may seem to Andy.
"It follows that employers who discriminate against men because they do wear dresses and makeup or otherwise act femininely are also engaging in sex discrimination."