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Definitions and Synonyms of feminine | Another word for feminine | What is feminine?

Definition 1: a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to females or to objects classified as female - [noun denoting communication]

(feminine is a kind of ...) a grammatical category in inflected languages governing the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives; in some languages it is quite arbitrary but in Indo-European languages it is usually based on sex or animateness

Definition 2: associated with women and not with men - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • feminine intuition

(feminine is similar to ...) attractively feminine

"the fair sex"

(feminine is similar to ...) characteristic of or peculiar to a woman

"female sensitiveness" "female suffrage"

(feminine is similar to ...) befitting or characteristic of a maiden

"a maidenly blush"

(feminine is similar to ...) used of competitive activities in which only women take part

"powder-puff baseball" "a powder-puff football game"

(means also ...) being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop

"a female heir" "female holly trees bear the berries"

(means also ...) of grammatical gender

Definition 3: of grammatical gender - [adjective denoting all]

(means also ...) associated with women and not with men

"feminine intuition"

Definition 4: befitting or characteristic of a woman especially a mature woman - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • womanly virtues of gentleness and compassion

Synonyms for feminine in the sense of this definition

(feminine is similar to ...) befitting or characteristic of a fully mature woman

"her matronly figure"

(feminine is similar to ...) resembling a woman

"a womanlike stone image"

Definition 5: (music or poetry) ending on an unaccented beat or syllable - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a feminine ending

(feminine is similar to ...) not bearing a stress or accent

"short vowels are unstressed"

(feminine belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

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