|part of speech:
||of a man or boy, having qualities of appearance, manner, or behavior conventionally associated with feminine rather than masculine gender; unmanly.
Though women found the actor's slightly effeminate looks highly attractive, many men thought the actor did not look tough enough for the part.
- unmanly, unmasculine, womanish
- butch, manly, masculine, virile
- similar words:
- female, feminine
||effeminately (adv.), effeminateness (n.)