effeminately


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ef·fem·i·nate

 (ĭ-fĕm′ə-nĭt)
adj.
Having or showing qualities or characteristics more often associated with females than males; unmanly: "gentle, kind, effeminate remorse" (Shakespeare).

[Middle English effeminat, from Latin effēminātus, past participle of effēmināre, to make feminine : ex-, ex- + fēmina, woman; see dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots.]

ef·fem′i·na·cy (-nə-sē), ef·fem′i·nate·ness n.
ef·fem′i·nate n.
ef·fem′i·nate·ly adv.
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His feet were effeminately small, and were clad in buff-coloured silk stockings, and little womanish bronze-leather slippers.
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Gay male characters, such as Howard in Harvest Moon: A Tale of Two Towns and Marian in Story of Seasons, are also often shown as enjoying gender non-conforming activities or performing their gender effeminately.
Male grooming's supposed ability to establish manliness and its emasculating effects remain in quizzical tension: no matter how manly the man who bears his whiskers, overtly paying attention to them betokens an affectation that borders on the effeminately dandyish.
Thus, the first identity offered Haemon, the one characterized effeminately (and compared through allusion with Ismene), is described as if he arrives in reaction to a democratic decision, as a citizen.
In another example, he told Think Progress three men were held for allegedly having sex in a vehicle, and were convicted on the basis they were "dressed effeminately".
"If a man were to wear effeminate clothing or were to walk or speak effeminately, he may have had a claim.
The male shaman is temporarily inhabited by a female spirit and acts out the feminine aspects of his personality by behaving effeminately. (30)
To wit, after Kint is picked up outside the police station by his foreign and dandified associate, the man known as Kobayashi (Pete Posthelwaite) in his testimony, Kint smokes a cigarette effeminately. The film, therefore, does expose a few truths about Kint's authentic identity after revealing his lies, which could lead to a further interrogation of his manhood.
Stowe suggests that when a biracial man such as Adolph mimics whites in order to raise his status, he behaves 'effeminately,' loses the object of his admiration, and in turn, becomes an object of derision.
"She really is a 'one'," I tutted, a tad effeminately.
Coales reportedly caused outrage after she suggested that if gay junior doctors deepened their voices and behaved effeminately around patients, they would stand a better chance of impressing their examiners.