Definition of Effeminize

1. Verb. To give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to. "This hairdo feminizes the man"

Exact synonyms: Effeminise, Feminise, Feminize, Womanize
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Woman



Definition of Effeminize

1. v. t. To make effeminate.

Definition of Effeminize

1. Verb. (transitive) To make effeminate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Effeminize

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effeir
effeired
effeiring
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effeminacies
effeminacy
effeminate
effeminated
effeminately
effeminateness
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effeminating
effemination
effeminations
effeminize (current term)
effeminized
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effenbergerite
effendi
effendis
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efferent
efferent arteriole
efferent ducts

Literary usage of Effeminize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... bate, effeminate, effeminize, unnerve. Antonyms: see STRENGTHEN, CONFIRM, ENERGIZE, FIRM, INTENSIFY. 2. Reduce the resisting force of: shake, impair; ..."

2. Jewish Theology: Systematically and Historically Considered by Kaufmann ( Kohler (1918)
"Love has the tendency to undermine the right and to effeminize society. Justice, on the other hand, develops the moral capacity of every man; ..."

3. The American People: A Study in National Psychology by Alfred Maurice Low (1909)
"... courageous men who would have laughed at attempts of dilettante admirers to effeminize them. That the Virginians at the beginning were "aristocrats," to ..."

4. The Times' Whistle, Or, A New Daunce of Seven Satires ; and Other Poems: And by R. C., Richard Corbet, Joseph Meadows Cowper (1871)
"... w/w'ch being of the longest size Doth the lewd wearer quite effeminize. 972 Nay some with fucus will besmear their face, It ads to their complexion ..."

5. Equal Pay for Equal Work: The Story of the Struggle for Justice Being Made by Grace Charlotte Strachan (1910)
"... into an absurdity the apprehension that women in the schools " would effeminize the children." Woman's spirit and her ideals are inspiring to all youth. ..."

6. The Spell of Spain by Keith Clark (1914)
"... any but a woman's face, and it did not effeminize him, was " my frien' Laarbi." " Laarbi is going to Cadiz," said Dona sim- ply. ..."

7. Winning the Boy by Lilburn Merrill (1908)
"We devote much time trying to effeminize boy-nature. In so doing we at once strike a decisive blow at the object of our effort. Many enterprises for boys ..."

8. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule (1891)
"Enervate, va Unnerve, weaken, enfeeble, effeminate, effeminize, emasculate, debilitate, paralyze, break, deprive of force or strength, render feeble. ..."

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