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feminine

  

      adj  
1    suitable to or characteristic of a woman  
a feminine fashion     
2    possessing qualities or characteristics considered typical of or appropriate to a woman  
3    effeminate; womanish  
4      (Grammar)  
a    denoting or belonging to a gender of nouns, occurring in many inflected languages, that includes all kinds of referents as well as some female animate referents  
b    (as n)  
German Zeit ``time'' and Ehe ``marriage'' are feminines     
     (C14: from Latin femininus, from femina woman)  
  femininely      adv  
  feminineness      n  


feminine ending  
      n     (Prosody)   an unstressed syllable at the end of a line of verse  
feminine rhyme  
      n     (Prosody)   a rhyme between words in which one, two, or more unstressed syllables follow a stressed one, as in elation, nation or merrily, verily  
   Compare       masculine rhyme  
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feminine

  
1    delicate, gentle, girlish, graceful, ladylike, modest, soft, tender, womanly  
2    camp     (informal)   effeminate, effete, unmanly, unmasculine, weak, womanish  
  
Antonyms     
   Amazonian, butch, indelicate, manly, mannish, masculine, rough, unfeminine, unladylike, unwomanly, virile  

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nf.
Mozette /moz-ette/ 1. A personality cult movement 2. A feminine adoration of Steven P. Morrissey 3. Followers of a charismatic leader with narcissistic traits, displaying an extraordinary amount of energy.
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