Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: effeminate
IPA transcription: [if'ɛmɪnət]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: effeminate, emasculate, epicene, cissy, sissified, sissyish, sissy
    Meaning: having unsuitable feminine qualities
Usage examples
  • I do not say that these horrible stories may not have a use of some kind; but there is a danger that the nerves of our guardians may be rendered too excitable and effeminate by them.
  • That is a silly and effeminate friendship in which the parties are always thinking of the friendship itself and of how each stands in the other's eyes; a sentimental fancy of that sort, in which nothing tangible or ulterior brings people together, is rather a feeble form of love than properly a friendship.