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femineity

[fem-uh-nee-i-tee]
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noun
  1. feminine nature; womanliness.

Origin of femineity

1810–20; < Latin fēmine(us) of a woman (fēmin(a) woman + -eus -eous) + -ity
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Examples from the Web for femineity

Historical Examples

  • "Femineity" is Browning's, and "devisal" Patmore's, in their modern usage.

    The Life of Francis Thompson

    Everard Meynell

  • There was in the character of his countenance the femineity which Coleridge thought to be the mental constitution of true genius.

    Life of John Keats

    William Michael Rossetti


British Dictionary definitions for femineity

femineity

noun
  1. the quality of being feminine; womanliness
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