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The trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man).  Synonyms: effeminacy, effeminateness, sissiness, softness, unmanliness.  "Spartans accused Athenians of effeminateness" , "He was shocked by the softness of the atmosphere surrounding the young prince, arising from the superfluity of the femininity that guided him"

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... devising, hammering, forging, and composing of the woman she hath had a much tenderer regard, and by a great deal more respectful heed to the delightful consortship and sociable delectation of the man, than to the perfection and accomplishment of the individual womanishness or muliebrity. The divine philosopher Plato was doubtful in what rank of living creatures to place and collocate them, whether amongst the rational animals, by elevating them to an upper seat in the specifical classis of humanity, or with the irrational, by degrading them to ...
— Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete. • Francois Rabelais

Words linked to "Womanishness" :   femininity, emasculation, derogation, muliebrity, depreciation, unmanliness, womanish, effeminateness, effeminacy, disparagement

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