from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. In an effeminate manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In an effeminate or womanish manner; weakly; softly; delicately.
- adv. By means of a woman; by the power or art of a woman.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an effeminate manner; womanishly; weakly.
Earlier than that, there were men who lived as permanent bachelors and had male lovers, men who dressed and behaved effeminately (what we would now categorize as queens, transvestites, or transsexuals) and there were men who had sex with other men but didn't see this behavior as anything really having to do with their personal identity.
Imagine being so effeminately offended by whistles and frightened of a bunch of women mimes???
"Many heterosexual people do a lot to make it clear they are not gay, such as men not touching each other, or not behaving effeminately."
Still, softening is clearly the goal here, as is evidenced by Michelle's cuddling with her children and effeminately describing the stage as "full of color and light." print share
I always wondered if he was amused or annoyed by how effeminately Williams drew him.
It seems pedantic to point out that stereotyping every effeminately portrayed character as homosexual is a rather ugly claim on its own.
I constantly, usually very effeminately, speak with my hands.
In December, after months of being taunted, fifteen year old Lawrence King was killed in Los Angeles by a schoolmate who hated his effeminately gay way.
These characters are all pretty broad stereotypes of people within the film industry – we have the effeminately gay makeup artist/hairstylist, the first-time actress who got her role because of a BJ or two, the slutty, ex-famous actress who is now the caterer, the grumbling crew members, the prima donna directors and so on…
Like it would be hard to compe up with a character who can make two duplicates of himself who each sing as effeminately as he does.