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

1 sense of feminine

Sense 1
feminine -- (a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to females or to objects classified as female)
       => 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)

Antonyms of adj feminine

4 senses of feminine

Sense 1
feminine (vs. masculine) -- (associated with women and not with men; "feminine intuition")

masculine (vs. feminine) -- (associated with men and not with women)
        => butch, macho -- (used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner)
        => male, manful, manlike, manly, virile -- (characteristic of a man; "a deep male voice"; "manly sports")
        => mannish -- (characteristic of a man as distinguished from a woman; "true mannish arrogance")

Sense 2
feminine (vs. neuter) (vs. masculine) -- (of grammatical gender)

neuter (vs. masculine) (vs. feminine) -- (of grammatical gender; "`it' is the third-person singular neuter pronoun")
masculine (vs. feminine) (vs. neuter) -- (of grammatical gender)

Sense 3
womanly (vs. unwomanly), feminine -- (befitting or characteristic of a woman especially a mature woman; "womanly virtues of gentleness and compassion")


Sense 4
feminine -- ((music or poetry) ending on an unaccented beat or syllable; "a feminine ending")

INDIRECT (VIA unstressed) -> stressed, accented -- (bearing a stress or accent; "an iambic foot consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable as in `delay'")

Similarity of adj feminine

4 senses of feminine

Sense 1
feminine (vs. masculine) -- (associated with women and not with men; "feminine intuition")
       => fair (prenominal) -- (attractively feminine; "the fair sex")
       => female, distaff -- (characteristic of or peculiar to a woman; "female sensitiveness"; "female suffrage")
       => maidenlike, maidenly -- (befitting or characteristic of a maiden; "a maidenly blush")
       => powder-puff -- (used of competitive activities in which only women take part; "powder-puff baseball"; "a powder-puff football game")
          Also See-> female#1; feminine#2

Sense 2
feminine (vs. neuter) (vs. masculine) -- (of grammatical gender)
          Also See-> feminine#1

Sense 3
womanly (vs. unwomanly), feminine -- (befitting or characteristic of a woman especially a mature woman; "womanly virtues of gentleness and compassion")
       => matronly -- (befitting or characteristic of a fully mature woman; "her matronly figure")
       => womanlike -- (resembling a woman; "a womanlike stone image")

Sense 4
feminine -- ((music or poetry) ending on an unaccented beat or syllable; "a feminine ending")
       => unstressed (vs. stressed) -- (not bearing a stress or accent; "short vowels are unstressed")

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