from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a sissy; timid, cowardly, or effeminate.

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  • adj. Made like a sissy. Effete.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Effeminate; girlish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having unsuitable feminine qualities


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  • The inhibition that America finds sissified is part of the national character of Japan, for example, and it has been said that Lord Byron, the hero of the Romantic era, would have been regarded as a madman in the previous Age of Enlightenment.

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  • Even now, from both the right and the left, high art is assailed as "elitist" or "nihilistic" or just plain sissified.

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  • Alas, when witty and politically astute writers such as James J. Kilpatrick call the semi-colon "sissified" and "girly", it not only makes me realize I am congenitally inclined to identify with the pretty little things, but also makes me want to use; semi-colons; again; and again; and; again!

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  • I just realized that for me is the essence of Obama, this kind of sissified guy who hasn't even had any job in this world for longer than 3 years, while Sarah was up north kicking butt.

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  • A sissified political, who could not even win his own Primary last time in the ring, pretending he is macho.

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  • A bit difficult for modern sissified law students to grasp.

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  • (The sissified Nerf movement had yet to begin, thank God.)

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  • There's nothing more frustrating than rising early and hiking your ass off to reach a remote area only to hear the roar of some fat slob approaching on his "quad", replete with winches, coolers, handlebar-mounted GPS, gun boots and every sissified piece of gear imaginable ...

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  • He takes pleasure harassing one of his colleagues, a somewhat sissified man who occupies his spare time with needlepoint creations.

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  • Accardo at first liked the recognition but then began to think it was a sissified name.

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