feminine

Feminine is the opposite of masculine. If it has anything to do with girls and women, it's considered feminine.

Anything feminine is associated with females. In American culture, that includes wearing pink, playing with dolls, sporting high heels, and getting weepy during sad movies. Many women find the traditional feminine roles to be sexist and limiting, while many men pick on each other for acting in a stereotypical feminine manner. But ideas about what is feminine are always changing: pants used to only be a masculine thing to wear, for example.

Primary Meanings of feminine

1.
adj
associated with women and not with men
2.
adjn
of grammatical gender
a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to females or to objects classified as female
3.
adj
(music or poetry) ending on an unaccented beat or syllable
Full Definitions of feminine
1

adj associated with women and not with men

feminine intuition”
Synonyms:
female
being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop
fair
attractively feminine
distaff, female
characteristic of or peculiar to a woman
maidenlike, maidenly
befitting or characteristic of a maiden
powder-puff
used of competitive activities in which only women take part
Antonyms:
masculine
associated with men and not with women
manful, manlike, manly
possessing qualities befitting a man
male
being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation
butch, macho
used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
male, manful, manlike, manly, virile
characteristic of a man
mannish
characteristic of a man as distinguished from a woman
masculine
of grammatical gender
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adj befitting or characteristic of a woman especially a mature woman

Synonyms:
womanly
matronly
befitting or characteristic of a fully mature woman
womanlike
resembling a woman
Antonyms:
unwomanly
not womanly
hoydenish, tomboyish
used of girls; wild and boisterous
mannish
resembling or imitative of or suggestive of a man rather than a woman
unfeminine
not suitable for a woman
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2

adj of grammatical gender

Antonyms:
masculine
of grammatical gender
neuter
of grammatical gender
masculine
associated with men and not with women
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n a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to females or to objects classified as female

Type of:
gender, grammatical gender
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
3

adj (music or poetry) ending on an unaccented beat or syllable

“a feminine ending”
Synonyms:
unstressed
not bearing a stress or accent