verb (used with or without object), ef·fem·i·nat·ed, ef·fem·i·nat·ing.
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Real liberation wasn’t necessarily about making women more manly or allowing men to be effeminate.Gender Is What You Make of It - Issue 88: Love & Sex|Charles King|August 5, 2020|Nautilus
As played by Omundson, King Richard is effeminate, sincere, and ten times funnier than everyone else.
I just knew there were gays, and they were men who were very effeminate.Thank God! To the Church, This Transgender Woman Is Just a Skank|Emily Shire|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ronaldo is often accused of being a pretty boy, a not-so-subtle way of accusing him of being overly effeminate.Why It’s Still OK to Hate Sexy Bastard Cristiano Ronaldo After He Saved Team USA|Emily Shire|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And did you know that effeminate men in the 18th-century were known as “mollies”?Queer Style A History of Fashion at FIT in New York|Peter Davis|September 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Cutthroat, abusive, and—at times—barbaric, he picked on Michael for being effeminate, having a big nose, and “liver lips.”11 Juiciest Bits From ‘Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson’|Abby Haglage|November 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And I will give children to be their princes, and the effeminate shall rule over them.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Another glimpse of d'Arthez is as the unselfish friend of Marie Gaston, a young poet of his stamp, but "effeminate."
She made her lover effeminate and materialistic, advising with him about everything.
It seemed almost effeminate to surrender his burden to one who had hardly yet rested after a long journey.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail|Arthur R. Thompson
He was handsome in a cruel sort of way and almost effeminate in his liking to stand before them and admire himself.The Diary of Philip Westerly|Paul Compton