muliebrity

A persons's muliebrity is her femininity or womanliness. An idolizing kindergartner might admire her dress-wearing, curly-haired teacher's muliebrity.

The noun muliebrity is quite uncommon, and today it's almost always used in a literary context. A poet might describe a beautiful woman's muliebrity, for example. The word comes from the Late Latin word muliebritas, "state of womanhood," which is rooted in one of the Latin words for "woman," mulier.

Definitions of muliebrity
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n the state of being an adult woman

Synonyms:
womanhood
Type of:
adulthood
the state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturity

n the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for women

Synonyms:
femininity
Antonyms:
masculinity
the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for men
Types:
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womanlike, womanliness
the trait of being womanly; having the characteristics of an adult female
ladylikeness
behavior befitting a lady
maidenliness
behavior befitting a young maiden
girlishness
being characteristic of a girl
effeminacy, effeminateness, sissiness, softness, unmanliness, womanishness
the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man)
emasculation
loss of power and masculinity
Type of:
trait
a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

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