effeminate

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪˈfɛmɪnət/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɪˈfɛmənɪt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(adj. i femə nit; v. i femə nāt′)


Inflections of 'effeminate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
effeminates
v 3rd person singular
effeminating
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
effeminated
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
effeminated
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

effeminate
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Synonyms:
unmanly, womanish, emasculate, epicene, feminine , womanly, girlish, girly, camp , campy, homosexual , gay , bent (slang), bisexual, sissy (slang), sissyish (slang), soft (slang), weak , feeble , emasculated, dainty, lightweight, poofy (slang)

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