- The definition of feminine is something or someone showing characteristics traditionally associated with being female.
- Sewing and cooking are examples of hobbies that were traditionally described as feminine hobbies.
- Soft pink dresses are an example of clothes that would be described as feminine clothes.
- Feminine is defined as the female gender.
An example of feminine is the female sex.
feminine definition by Webster's New World
- female; of women or girls
- having qualities regarded as characteristic of women and girls, as gentleness, weakness, delicacy, or modesty
- suitable to or characteristic of a woman; womanly
- effeminate; womanish: said of a man
- Gram. designating, of, or belonging to the gender of words denoting, or referring to, females as well as many other words to which no distinction of sex is attributed
- Music designating or of a cadence ending on an unaccented note or chord
- ending with an unstressed syllable, as a line of verse
- designating or of a rhyme in which the rhyming elements have two, or sometimes three, syllables of which only the first is stressed (Ex.: danger, stranger)
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin femininus ; from femina, woman
- the feminine gender
- a word or form in this gender
feminine definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of or relating to women or girls. See Synonyms at female.
- Characterized by or possessing qualities generally attributed to a woman.
- Effeminate; womanish.
- Grammar Designating or belonging to the gender of words or grammatical forms that refer chiefly to females or to things classified as female.
- The feminine gender.
- A word or form belonging to the feminine gender.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin fēminīnus, from fēmina, woman; see dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots.
- femˈi·nine·ly adverb
- femˈi·nine·ness noun