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fem·i·nine

 (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.
3. Effeminate; womanish.
4. Grammar Relating or belonging to the gender of words or forms that refer chiefly to females or to things grammatically classified as female.
n. Grammar
1. The feminine gender.
2. A word or form belonging to the feminine gender.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin fēminīnus, from fēmina, woman; see dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots.]

fem′i·nine·ly adv.
fem′i·nine·ness, fem′i·nin′i·ty (-nĭn′ĭ-tē) n.

femininity

(ˌfɛmɪˈnɪnɪtɪ)
n
1. the quality of being feminine
2. womanhood

fem•i•nin•i•ty

(ˌfɛm əˈnɪn ɪ ti)

n.
1. the quality of being feminine; womanliness.
2. women collectively.
3. effeminacy.
Sometimes, fe•min•i•ty (fɪˈmɪn ɪ ti)
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.femininity - the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for women
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
womanlike, womanliness - the trait of being womanly; having the characteristics of an adult female
ladylikeness - behavior befitting a lady
maidenliness - behavior befitting a young maiden
girlishness - being characteristic of a girl
effeminacy, effeminateness, sissiness, unmanliness, womanishness, softness - the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man); "the students associated science with masculinity and arts with effeminacy"; "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"
masculinity - the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for men

femininity

noun womanliness, delicacy, softness, womanhood, gentleness, girlishness, feminineness, muliebrity the drudgery behind the ideology of motherhood and femininity

femininity

noun
1. The quality or condition of being feminine:
3. The quality of being effeminate:
Translations
أنوثَه
ženskost
femininitetkvindelighed
kvenleiki
dişilikkadınlık

femininity

[ˌfemɪˈnɪnɪtɪ] Nfeminidad f

femininity

[ˌfɛmɪˈnɪnɪti] nféminité f

femininity

nWeiblichkeit f

femininity

[ˌfɛmɪˈnɪnɪtɪ] nfemminilità

feminine

(ˈfeminin) adjective
1. of a woman. a feminine voice.
2. with all the essential qualities of a woman. She was a very feminine person.
3. in certain languages, of one of usually two or three genders of nouns etc.
ˌfemiˈninity noun
the quality of being feminine. She never used her femininity to win the argument.
ˈfeminism noun
the thought and actions of people who want to make women's (legal, political, social etc) rights equal to those of men.
ˈfeminist noun
a supporter of feminism.

femininity

n. feminidad;
___ complexcomplejo de ___.
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