feminity

noun

fe·​min·​i·​ty fe-ˈmi-nə-tē How to pronounce feminity (audio)
fə-

Examples of feminity in a Sentence

a gentle feminity that calmed the patients
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of feminity was in the 14th century

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“Feminity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feminity. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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