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muliebrity

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noun mu·li·eb·ri·ty \ˌmyü-lē-ˈe-brə-tē\

Definition of muliebrity



Examples of muliebrity in a sentence

  1. <with her lovely outfit and graceful manners, she was the epitome of matronly muliebrity>



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Muliebrity has been used in English to suggest the distinguishing character or qualities of a woman or of womankind since the 16th century. (Its masculine counterpart, "virility," entered the language at about the same time.) "Muliebrity" comes from Latin mulier, meaning "woman," and probably is a cognate of Latin mollis, meaning "soft." "Mollis" is also the source of the English verb "mollify"-a word that implies a "softening" of hurt feelings or anger.

Origin and Etymology of muliebrity

Late Latin muliebritat-, muliebritas, from Latin muliebris of a woman, from mulier woman


First Known Use: 1592


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