Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun epicene

1 sense of epicene

Sense 1
hermaphrodite, intersex, gynandromorph, androgyne, epicene, epicene person -- (one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made)
       => bisexual, bisexual person -- (a person who is sexually attracted to both sexes)

Antonyms of adj epicene

2 senses of epicene

Sense 1
bisexual, epicene -- (having an ambiguous sexual identity)

INDIRECT (VIA female, androgynous) -> male -- (being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation; "a male infant"; "a male holly tree")
INDIRECT (VIA androgynous, male) -> female -- (being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop; "a female heir"; "female holly trees bear the berries")

Sense 2
effeminate, emasculate, epicene, cissy, sissified, sissyish, sissy -- (having unsuitable feminine qualities)

INDIRECT (VIA unmanly) -> manly, manful, manlike -- (possessing qualities befitting a man)

Similarity of adj epicene

2 senses of epicene

Sense 1
bisexual, epicene -- (having an ambiguous sexual identity)
       => androgynous (vs. male) (vs. female) -- (having both male and female characteristics)

Sense 2
effeminate, emasculate, epicene, cissy, sissified, sissyish, sissy -- (having unsuitable feminine qualities)
       => unmanly (vs. manly), unmanful, unmanlike -- (not possessing qualities befitting a man)

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