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Definition of "femininity" []

  • The quality or condition of being feminine. (noun)
  • A characteristic or trait traditionally held to be female. (noun)
  • Women considered as a group. (noun)
  • Effeminacy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "femininity" in a sentence
  • "This season's touchstone of understated femininity is soon to be passed over in favour of sexed-up, vibrant skirts and dresses, as seen at Roland Mouret, or in favour of a new androgyny championed on the catwalk by Dries Van Noten and Balenciaga."
  • "Women who choose to remain childless are free to compete as men do but their femininity is suspect and it, rightly, pisses them off."
  • "Sadly, where I live and work in science in the real world, femininity is indeed looked down on as a marker that a woman could not possibly be serious about science."