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effete

ef·fete

effete

 
 
pronunciation:
ih fit
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: lacking healthy vigor or effectiveness; worn out.
synonyms:
enervated, feeble, powerless, weak
antonyms:
lusty, robust
similar words:
barren, decadent, drained, exhausted, ineffectual, sapped, spent, sterile, unproductive, wasted, worn-out
definition 2: marked by excessive refinement or delicateness of taste.
His father regarded poetry as an effete pastime.
antonyms:
rugged
similar words:
mincing, precious
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derivations: effetely (adv.), effeteness (n.)