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effeminate

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of or relating to a man who has or displays qualities traditionally considered more suitable for women
  • he had a high and somewhat effeminate voice

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The first known use of effeminate was in the 15th century

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“Effeminate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/effeminate. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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