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 of femineity

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

  • 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



the quality of being feminine; womanliness
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