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effeminate (adj) having womanly qualities.

A boy who behaves looks or speaks like a girl is effeminate. A man who behaves, speaks, and looks like a woman is effeminate. If a man reminds you of a woman by his speech or gestures, he is effeminate.

  • John was always cast in the drama in a woman's role because of his effeminate voice and features.
  • Though he appears effeminate, he displayed the courage worthy of any great hero in the Vietnam war.
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