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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisheffeminateef‧fem‧i‧nate /ɪˈfemənət/ adjective  WOMANa man who is effeminate looks or behaves like a womaneffeminately adverbeffeminacy noun [uncountable]
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effeminateAnthony had more of Michael's ruggedness whereas Geoffrey had softer features, almost effeminate.The face was round and smooth, almost effeminate.The way he walks is a bit effeminate, and he sounds effeminate too.The first gay characters appeared on the silent screen 70 years ago, when archly effeminate sissies were exploited for cheap laughs.This was no peace and love; here were no drum solos or effeminate synthesizers.This reflects not only homophobia but also sexism, since gay men are stereotyped as effeminate, too much like women.He was very young and handsome in a slightly effeminate way.
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