|1.||(of a man or boy) displaying characteristics regarded as typical of a woman; not manly|
|2.||lacking firmness or vigour: an effeminate piece of writing|
|[C14: from Latin effēmināre to make into a woman, from fēmina woman]|
effemination ef·fem·i·na·tion (ĭ-fěm'ə-nā'shən)
The acquisition of feminine characteristics, either physiologically by women, or pathologically by persons of either sex.