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Another word for feminine

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Adjective
  1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of women

      1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of women, often in showing qualities traditionally attributed to women:
      2. Fully developed as a woman, as in having a curvaceous figure:
      1. Of, characteristic of, or suitable to a woman, especially when considered inferior to a man:
      2. Imitative or suggestive of a woman rather than a man:
      1. Of or denoting the sex that produces ova or bears young.
      2. Characteristic of or appropriate to this sex in humans and other animals:
      3. Consisting of members of this sex.
      1. A staff that holds on its cleft end the unspun flax, wool, or tow from which thread is drawn in spinning by hand.
      2. An attachment for a spinning wheel that serves this purpose.
      3. Work and concerns traditionally considered important to women.
    See also:

    gender

  2. Having qualities more appropriate to women than to men

    See also:

    gender

Another word for feminine

Modifier
  1. Belonging to the feminine sex

      1. Having pistils but no stamens:
      1. A staff that holds on its cleft end the unspun flax, wool, or tow from which thread is drawn in spinning by hand.
      2. An attachment for a spinning wheel that serves this purpose.
      3. Work and concerns traditionally considered important to women.
      1. Of or denoting the sex that produces ova or bears young.
      2. Characteristic of or appropriate to this sex in humans and other animals:
      3. Consisting of members of this sex.
    See also:

    female

  2. Having qualities stereotypically associated with women

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.