English noun: effeminacy
|1.||effeminacy (attribute) the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man)|
|Samples||The students associated science with masculinity and arts with effeminacy.|
Spartans accused Athenians of effeminateness.
He was shocked by the softness of the atmosphere surrounding the young prince, arising from the superfluity of the femininity that guided him.
|Synonyms||effeminateness, sissiness, softness, unmanliness, womanishness|
|Broader (hypernym)||femininity, muliebrity|
|Domain usage||depreciation, derogation, disparagement|