Like its feminine counterpart, manxiety stems, in large part, from doing life math.
But many among the Conservative old guard cringed at its “feminine” sounding message.
Some actresses depend not on “feminine wiles” to seduce but on their own way with a swagger.
She invariably adds a feminine touch, a strategy often employed by women in positions of power.
Kids in school and adults on the street would react with scorn at this feminine misfit.
There will come times when you will be grateful for these feminine headaches.
That's a little detail which escapes your feminine observation.
She laughed, more because it was the feminine way than in her feeling.
And all this was for feminine eyes alone—and they of the most enchanting loveliness.
Well;—perhaps it may be that a more perfect form of feminine beauty may be ascribed to another.
mid-14c., "of the female sex," from Old French femenin (12c.) "feminine, female; with feminine qualities, effeminate," from Latin femininus "feminine" (in the grammatical sense at first), from femina "woman, female," literally "she who suckles," from root of felare "to suck, suckle" (see fecund). Sense of "woman-like, proper to or characteristic of women" is recorded from mid-15c.
The interplay of meanings now represented in female, feminine, and effeminate, and the attempt to make them clear and separate, has led to many coinages: feminitude (1878); feminile "feminine" (1640s); feminility "womanliness" (1838); femality (17c., "effeminacy;" 1754 "female nature"). Also feminality (1640s, "quality or state of being female"), from rare adjective feminal (late 14c.), from Old French feminal. And femineity "quality or state of being feminine," from Latin femineus "of a woman, pertaining to a woman."