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Definition of Effeminate

Effeminate

  1. Having some characteristic of a woman, as delicacy, luxuriousness, etc.; soft or delicate to an unmanly degree; womanish; weak.
  2. Womanlike; womanly; tender; -- in a good sense.
  3. To make womanish; to make soft and delicate; to weaken.
  4. To grow womanish or weak.

Effeminate Quotations

People don't know where to place me. Terry Gilliam used me as a quirky cop in 'Twelve Monkeys', and then he hired me again to be an effeminate hotel clerk in 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'. Another time, I was shooting this indie film 'The Souler Opposite' and six days a week, I'm playing this big puppy dog, then I come to the 'NYPD Blue' set and become this scumbag.
Christopher Meloni

Trying to conceal the fact that I was a gay, effeminate, hyperactive, adopted child with a serious lisp in southern Louisiana would have been like trying to hide Dolly Parton in a string bikini!
Kevyn Aucoin

A lot of kids are bullied because of their sexual identity or expression. It's often the effeminate boys and the masculine girls, the ones who violate gender norms and expectations, who get bullied.
Dan Savage

Those who are born of parents broken with old age, or of such as are not yet ripe or are too young, or of drunkards, soft or effeminate men, want a great and liberal ingenuity or wit.
Thomas Willis

I don't think that you have to be effeminate to be sensitive.
Little Richard
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Effeminate Translations

effeminate in German is verweichlicht
effeminate in Norwegian is feminin