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Definition 1: deprived of vigor and the ability to be effective - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where effete or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fundamentalism has flowered because it has concluded that liberalism is effete, ineffectual and impoverished

(effete is similar to ...) lacking power or ability

"Technology without morality is barbarous; morality without technology is impotent" "felt impotent rage"

Definition 2: affected, overrefined, and effeminate - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where effete or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the young man spoke in effete, accented English

(effete is similar to ...) (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel

"she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship" "refined people with refined taste"

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