What does the word effeminacy mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Womanishness; unmanly weakness.

Usage examples for effeminacy

  1. We cultivate refinement without extravagance and knowledge without effeminacy; wealth we employ more for use than for show, and place the real disgrace of poverty not in owning to the fact but in declining the struggle against it. – The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
  2. The effeminacy, was, however, relieved by a pair of moustaches, soft, silky, and curling. – Valerie by Frederick Marryat
  3. There was no effeminacy connected with his lovable nature; he was quick to resent meanness or deceit, or wrong- doing of any kind. – Story-Lives of Great Musicians by Francis Jameson Rowbotham