from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state of being or the act of making effeminate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete Effeminacy; womanishness.
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- noun obsolete
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LAUREN HOWARD, PSYCHOTHERAPIST: Well, it ` s, you know, there ` s a slightly effemination to that, I mean, it ` s a slightly effeminate gesture.
An adult homosexual who as a child once did some needlework for a joke, sees in this later a characteristic of effemination.
Von Krafft-Ebing and many other writers have assumed that the characteristics of effemination and of viraginity are displayed in early childhood.
If I thought the masculine tendency of our present-day girls was likely to go much further, I might consent to the effemination of Jack simply to secure his comfort as a married man of the future; but
The ignorant mother fosters feminine inclinations and desires in her effeminate son until his psychic being becomes entirely changed, and not even the establishment of _vita sexualis_ will save him from effemination.
A dandified man is always ridiculous, but when he adds to his foppery, effemination, he then becomes contemptible.
The victim of effemination, however, is saved by no such accidental forethought.
Almost every case of effemination or viraginity can be cured if recognized and treated in its incipiency.
Periods of moral decadence in the life of a nation are always coincident with periods of luxury and great wealth, with consequent enervation and effemination; examples of this may be found in the histories of Rome,
In this article I have described only mild types of viraginity and effemination.