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feminine

adjective uk   us   /ˈfem.ɪ.nɪn/

feminine adjective (FEMALE)

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.
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feminine adjective (GRAMMAR)

(written abbreviation fem., f) language belonging to the group of nouns that, in some languages, are not masculine or neuter: In French, "table" is feminine. language used to refer to a particular form of a noun in English, such as "actress", that refers only to a female person. These feminine forms are now being used less often.
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femininity
noun [U] uk   /ˌfem.əˈnɪn.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/ usually approving
Long hair was traditionally regarded as a sign of femininity.
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