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English definition of “feminine”


adjective (FEMALE)    /ˈfem.ɪ.nɪn/
C1 having characteristics that are traditionally thought to be typical of or suitable for a woman: With his long dark eyelashes , he looked almost feminine. The current style in evening wear is soft , romantic , and feminine. Her clothes are always very feminine. → Compare masculineGender-related attributesKinds of womenKinds of men masculineGrammar:Female or feminine; male or masculine?We use female and male to refer to the sex of humans and animals: femininity     /ˌfem.əˈnɪn.ɪ.ti/ US  /-ə.t̬i/ noun [U] usually approving Long hair was traditionally regarded as a sign of femininity.Gender-related attributesKinds of womenKinds of men
(Definition of feminine adjective (FEMALE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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