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feminine

adjective  /ˈfem·ə·nən/ us  

feminine adjective (FEMALE)

having qualities traditionally considered to be suitable for a woman: Even with the tailored look of a suit, sometimes I like to have something that’s just a little feminine.

feminine adjective (GRAMMAR)

grammar [not gradable] ( abbreviation fem.) being a noun or pronoun of a type that refers to females, or in some other languages, being a noun of a type that refers to things considered as female
femininity
noun [U]  /ˌfem·əˈnɪn·ət̬·i/ us  
Long hair has traditionally been regarded as a sign of femininity.
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