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- adj. having unsuitable feminine qualities
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Bella knew some little girls in the house, but in a ceremonious way; Tom had formed no friendships among the boys at school such as he had left in Boston; as nearly as he could explain, the New York fellows carried canes at an age when they would have had them broken for them by the other boys at Boston; and they were both sissyish and fast.
York fellows carried canes at an age when they would have had them broken for them by the other boys at Boston; and they were both sissyish and fast.
But at least two of the other portraits seem positively sissyish.
Because one look at how the man plays the game is sufficient to destroy that old myth that gay men are uniformly effeminate, sissyish and, above all, instantly recognisable.
Edith B, I just checked a dictionary and found three derivative words listed below "sissy": the noun sissiness and the adjectives sissified and sissyish.
60A: Far from macho (sissyish) - your made-up word of the day.
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