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femineity

fem·i·ne·i·ty
F f

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fem-uh-nee-i-tee]
    • /ˌfɛm əˈni ɪ ti/
    • /femˈaɪnɪti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fem-uh-nee-i-tee]
    • /ˌfɛm əˈni ɪ ti/

Definitions of femineity word

  • noun femineity feminine nature; womanliness. 1
  • noun femineity The condition of being feminine; femininity. 1
  • noun femineity the quality of being feminine; womanliness 0

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Origin of femineity

First appearance:

before 1810
One of the 40% newest English words
1810-20; < Latin fēmine(us) of a woman (fēmin(a) woman + -eus -eous) + -ity

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Parts of speech for Femineity

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

femineity popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

femineity usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for femineity

noun femineity

  • gentleness — kindly; amiable: a gentle manner.
  • muliebrity — womanly nature or qualities.
  • delicacy — Delicacy is the quality of being easy to break or harm, and refers especially to people or things that are attractive or graceful.
  • effeminate — (of a man or boy) having traits, tastes, habits, etc., traditionally considered feminine, as softness or delicacy.
  • feminine — pertaining to a woman or girl: feminine beauty; feminine dress.

Antonyms for femineity

noun femineity

  • masculinity — pertaining to or characteristic of a man or men: masculine attire.
  • maleness — a person bearing an X and Y chromosome pair in the cell nuclei and normally having a penis, scrotum, and testicles, and developing hair on the face at adolescence; a boy or man.
  • roughness — having a coarse or uneven surface, as from projections, irregularities, or breaks; not smooth: rough, red hands; a rough road.

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