feminine


feminine
01. Her father thought that women who were strong and confident were not really [feminine].
02. The traditional [feminine] role is that of a housewife and mother.
03. Our apartment has a very [feminine] look with its soft colors, and pictures of flowers.
04. Why do people say that strength is masculine, and tenderness is [feminine]? I don't think one should describe those qualities in that way.
05. Do you think a woman loses her [femininity] if she does work traditionally done by men?
06. The cause of [feminism] has greatly improved the lives of women in our society.
07. My great-grandmother was a member of a [feminist] organization which worked to get women the right to vote in this country.
08. Caring for children is generally considered to be a [feminine] attribute.
09. Contrary to the traditional stereotype, not all gay men speak with an [effeminate] voice.
10. Personally, I don't find female body-builders to be very attractive simply because they don't seem [feminine] to me.
11. Many people dislike media images of women because they feel that they often show an unrealistic model of [feminine] perfection.
12. Corita Kent once suggested that women's liberation is the liberation of the [feminine] in the man, and the masculine in the woman.
13. In 1500 B.C. in Egypt, a shaved head was considered the ultimate in [feminine] beauty.
14. In ancient Greece and Rome, the umbrella was regarded as [effeminate], with the result that men rarely used one.
15. In Italy, some people find it [unfeminine] for a woman to pour wine.
16. Julie Burchill once said that a good part, and definitely the most fun part of being a [feminist] is about frightening men.
17. A French proverb claims that words are [feminine], deeds masculine.
18. [Feminism] is about challenging the division of labor in the world that puts men in charge of the public spheres - work, government, etc. - while women carry the entire burden of raising a family without being paid for their efforts.

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  • feminine — mid 14c., of the female sex, from O.Fr. femenin (12c.) feminine, female; with feminine qualities, effeminate, from L. femininus feminine (in the grammatical sense at first), from femina woman, female, lit. she who suckles, from root of felare to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Feminine — Fem i*nine, a. [L. femininus, fr. femina woman; prob. akin to L. fetus, or to Gr. qh^sqai to suck, qh^sai to suckle, Skr. dh[=a] to suck; cf. AS. f[=ae]mme woman, maid: cf. F. f[ e]minin. See {Fetus}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a woman, or to women; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feminine — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having qualities traditionally associated with women, especially delicacy and prettiness. 2) female. 3) Grammar referring to a gender of nouns and adjectives, conventionally regarded as female. ► NOUN (the feminine) ▪ the female… …   English terms dictionary

  • feminine — [fem′ə nin] adj. [ME < OFr < L femininus < femina, woman] 1. female; of women or girls 2. having qualities regarded as characteristic of women and girls, as gentleness, weakness, delicacy, or modesty 3. suitable to or characteristic of a …   English World dictionary

  • Feminine — Fem i*nine, n. 1. A woman. [Obs. or Colloq.] [1913 Webster] They guide the feminines toward the palace. Hakluyt. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) Any one of those words which are the appellations of females, or which have the terminations usually found… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feminine — *female, womanly, womanish, ladylike, womanlike, effeminate Antonyms: masculine Contrasted words: *male, manly, mannish, virile, manlike, manful …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • féminine — ● féminin, féminine adjectif (latin femininus, de femina, femme) Qui est propre à la femme : Le charme féminin. Se dit d un groupe composé de femmes : Équipe féminine. Qui a rapport aux femmes : Vêtements féminins. Qui est destiné, réservé aux… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • feminine — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French feminin, from Latin femininus, from femina woman; akin to Old English delu nipple, Latin filius son, felix, fetus, & fecundus fruitful, felare to suck, Greek thēlē nipple Date: 14th… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • feminine — [[t]fe̱mɪnɪn[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Feminine qualities and things relate to or are considered typical of women, in contrast to men. ...male leaders worrying about their women abandoning traditional feminine roles. ...a manufactured ideal of… …   English dictionary

  • Féminine — Féminité La féminité est l’ensemble des caractères morphologiques psychologiques et comportementaux propres aux femmes. Ils sont biologiquement liés au sexe et fortement influencés, voire conditionnés par l’environnement socioculturel. Ils sont… …   Wikipédia en Français