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[fem-uh-nin-i-tee] /ˌfɛm əˈnɪn ɪ ti/
the quality of being feminine; womanliness.
women collectively.
Also, feminity
[fi-min-i-tee] /fɪˈmɪn ɪ ti/ (Show IPA)
Origin of femininity
First recorded in 1350-1400, femininity is from the Middle English word femininite. See feminine, -ity
Related forms
hyperfemininity, noun
overfemininity, noun
superfemininity, noun Unabridged
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  • I think that I felt even then our approach to what I have called the shallows of her femininity.

    The Debit Account Oliver Onions
  • It must be femininity, since he felt the lack and was masculine.

    The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories Margaret Collier Graham
  • But then he is a bachelor, and so of course does not understand the infinite resources of femininity.

    London's Underworld Thomas Holmes
  • The murmur of approval was a tribute to her femininity that was music in her ears.

    The Lady Doc Caroline Lockhart
  • A rarely capable study of femininity as well as a minute picture of life in France in the early sixteenth century.

    The Morning Glory Club George A. Kyle
British Dictionary definitions for femininity


the quality of being feminine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for femininity

late 14c., femynynytee, from feminine + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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