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Main Entry: 1fem·i·nine
Pronunciation: primarystressfem-schwa-nschwan
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English feminine "female," from early French feminin (same meaning), derived from Latin femina "woman" --related to FEMALE --see Word History at FEMALE
1 : of the female sex
2 : characteristic of or belonging to women : WOMANLY
3 : of, relating to, or making up the class of words that ordinarily includes most of those referring to females <a feminine noun in Latin> <the feminine gender>
- fem·i·nine·ly adverb
- fem·i·nine·ness noun
- fem·i·nin·i·ty /secondarystressfem-schwa-primarystressnin-schwat-emacron/ noun

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