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Epicene

adjective
1.
Having an ambiguous sexual identity.  Synonym: bisexual.
2.
Having unsuitable feminine qualities.  Synonyms: cissy, effeminate, emasculate, sissified, sissy, sissyish.






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"Epicene" Quotes from Famous Books



... the following is your bill of fare. Fairies you have by scores in flesh-coloured tights, spangles, and paucity of petticoats; gnomes of every description, from the gigantic glittering diamond beetle, to the grotesque and dusky tadpole. Epicene princes, whose taper limbs and swelling busts are well worth the scrutiny of the opera-glass—dragons vomiting at once red flames and witticisms about the fountains in Trafalgar Square—Dan O'Connell figuring in the feathers ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845 • Various



Words linked to "Epicene" :   unmanly, unmanful, androgynous, unmanlike, bisexual person



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