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femininity

[fem-uh-nin-i-tee] /ˌfɛm əˈnɪn ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the quality of being feminine; womanliness.
2.
women collectively.
Also, feminity
[fi-min-i-tee] /fɪˈmɪn ɪ ti/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of femininity
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English femininite. See feminine, -ity
Related forms
hyperfemininity, noun
overfemininity, noun
superfemininity, noun
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  • This problem of feminity and childhood which he had confronted was too much for him.

    The Debtor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Lily had something of a business turn in spite of her feminity.

    By the Light of the Soul Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • As far as feminity is known, or can ever be known, one dominant impulse has never wavered or weakened.

    Americans and Others Agnes Repplier
  • He seemed to catch a glimpse of dreadful depths of feminity which daunted his masculine mind.

    The Shoulders of Atlas Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • The result of this in man is that there is no pure masculinity or feminity either in the biological or psychological sense.

  • He did not understand it, but he was for the moment like a school-boy before the aroused might of feminity of this little woman.

    Jerome, A Poor Man Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for feminity

femininity

/ˌfɛmɪˈnɪnɪtɪ/
noun
1.
the quality of being feminine
2.
womanhood
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Word Origin and History for feminity
n.

"quality or state of being feminine," late 14c., from Old French feminité, from Latin femina (see feminine).

femininity

n.

late 14c., femynynytee, from feminine + -ity.

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