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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Definitions for feminacy

  1. feminine nature.

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Citations for feminacy
Educated even to learning, courageous even to a want of feminacy, she delighted to sport with ignorance and pretension, even in the highest places... Baron Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton, Ernest Maltravers, 1837
As they coached her in movements of preposterous feminacy, coaxing her to sit neatly and ease her muscles out of sight. Paul West, The Tent of Orange Mist, 1997
Origin of feminacy
1840-1850
Feminacy entered English in the 18th century from the Latin roots fēmin meaning "woman" and -acy, a suffix denoting nouns of quality, such as papacy and legacy.
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