Feminine synonyms and antonyms

fĕm'ə-nĭn

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In organisms that reproduce sexually, being the gamete that is larger and less motile than the other corresponding gamete (the male gamete) of the same species. The egg cells of higher animals and plants are female gametes.
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Like a woman; womanish
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Having grace, or beauty of form, composition, movement, or expression; elegant
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Having or showing qualities or characteristics more often associated with females than males; unmanly:
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Characterized by great subtlety, precision, etc.
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The definition of delicate is someone or something that is subtle, fragile, frail or a skilled example of something.
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Having qualities stereotypically associated with women
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(Grammar) Having a form belonging more especially to words which are not appellations of males or females; expressing or designating that which is of neither sex.
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Like, characteristic of, or suitable for a lady; refined; well-bred
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Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.
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The definition of masculine is something male or relating to or suitable for a boy or man.
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The definition of dainty is delicate or small and often pretty.
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Of, like, or suitable to a girl or girlhood
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Soft or delicate and easily chewed, broken, cut, etc.; fragile, succulent, etc.
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Having no characteristics of either sex.
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Of or pertaining to something not human.
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Like, characteristic of, or suitable to a woman; feminine or effeminate
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of women
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Of or pertaining to a maiden.
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Female; specif., designating the maternal side of a family
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Having pistils but no stamens:
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(Of cloth or similar material) Smooth and flexible; not rough, rugged, or harsh.
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Considerate or kindly in disposition; amiable and tender.
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In the capacity of a matron; serving as a housekeeper or head nurse.
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Capable of being changed.
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Light in color, especially blond:
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Having qualities stereotypically associated with women
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In or of the passive voice
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(Grammar) Pertaining to a grammatical gender used in plurals of some Slavic languages, corresponding to the personal masculine animate nouns.
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Made like a sissy. Effete.
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Having qualities more appropriate to women than to men
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Uncharacteristic of, unbecoming to, or degrading to a woman, especially in not conforming to stereotypical feminine traits such as modesty and reserve.
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Of or pertaining to a vixen; resembling a vixen.
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Bending easily; flexible
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Sensitive is defined as someone or something that is easily hurt, disturbed or offended.
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Synonym Study

  • Ladylike refers to manners, conduct, etc. such as are expected from a refined or well-bred woman
  • Effeminate , used chiefly in reference to a man, implies delicacy, softness, or lack of virility
  • Womanish , in contrast, suggests weaknesses and faults that are sometimes regarded as characteristic of women
  • Womanly suggests the generally desirable qualities one associates with a woman, esp. one who has maturity of character
  • Female is the basic term applied to members of the sex that is biologically distinguished from the male sex and is used of animals or plants as well as of human beings
  • Feminine refers to qualities, other than those basically biological, thought to be characteristic of or suitable to women, as delicacy, gentleness, etc.
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