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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fem-uh-nin-i-tee]
    • /ˌfɛm əˈnɪn ɪ ti/
    • /ˈfem.ɪ.nɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fem-uh-nin-i-tee]
    • /ˌfɛm əˈnɪn ɪ ti/

Definitions of femininity word

  • noun femininity the quality of being feminine; womanliness. 1
  • noun femininity women collectively. 1
  • noun femininity effeminacy. 1
  • noun femininity The quality of being female; womanliness. 1
  • noun femininity womanliness 1
  • noun femininity ladylike quality 1

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Origin of femininity

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
First recorded in 1350-1400, femininity is from the Middle English word femininite. See feminine, -ity

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Parts of speech for Femininity


femininity popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

femininity usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for femininity

noun femininity

  • 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 femininity

noun femininity

  • 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.

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