Feminine meaning

fĕmə-nĭn
Feminine is defined as the female gender.

An example of feminine is the female sex.

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The feminine gender.
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A word or form belonging to the feminine gender.
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Effeminate; womanish.
adjective
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Effeminate; womanish.
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(grammar) Relating or belonging to the gender of words or forms that refer chiefly to females or to things grammatically classified as female.
adjective
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A word or form in this gender.
noun
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Suitable to or characteristic of a woman; womanly.
adjective
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Characterized by or possessing qualities traditionally attributed to women, such as demureness.
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(music) Designating or of a cadence ending on an unaccented note or chord.
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The feminine gender.
noun
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Female; of women or girls.
adjective
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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.

adjective
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Characterized by or possessing qualities traditionally attributed to women, such as demureness.
adjective
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Of or relating to women or girls.
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Having qualities regarded as characteristic of women and girls, as gentleness, weakness, delicacy, or modesty.
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(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.
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Of or relating to women or girls.
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Origin of feminine

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin fēminīnus from fēmina woman dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition