effeminacy effeminacy

Definition(s):

  • (n) the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man)

Usage(s):

  1. Although he is known for his plump effeminacy, she is mannish in dress.
  2. Pacino presides with calculated distraction and studied effeminacy that drop away, as he betrays the wayward Salome, to reveal the steely cruelty of a conqueror.
  3. The sons felt it hopeless to try to be like them, and thus used their motorcycles to compensate for feelings of effeminacy and weakness.

Quotes

  • "Most of the harassment focused on [the student's] lack of athleticism, his physique, and his perceived effeminacy," Alito wrote.
    on Oct 31, 2005 By: Samuel Alito Source: Southern Voice

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