The characteristic of being female.

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  • femaleness — 1889, from FEMALE (Cf. female) + NESS (Cf. ness) …   Etymology dictionary

  • femaleness — female ► ADJECTIVE 1) referring to the sex that can bear offspring or produce eggs. 2) relating to or characteristic of women or female animals. 3) (of a plant or flower) having a pistil but no stamens. 4) (of a fitting) manufactured hollow so… …   English terms dictionary

  • femaleness — noun see female I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • femaleness — See female. * * * …   Universalium

  • femaleness — fe·male·ness fē .māl nəs n the qualities (as of form, physiology, or behavior) that distinguish an individual that produces large usu. immobile gametes from one that produces spermatozoa or spermatozoids …   Medical dictionary

  • femaleness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or condition of being feminine: feminineness, femininity, womanliness. See GENDER …   English dictionary for students

  • femaleness — n. quality of being female, womanliness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • femaleness — fe·male·ness …   English syllables

  • femaleness — noun the properties characteristic of the female sex • Syn: ↑feminineness • Ant: ↑maleness • Derivationally related forms: ↑feminine (for: ↑feminineness), ↑female …   Useful english dictionary

  • female — femaleness, n. /fee mayl/, n. 1. a person bearing two X chromosomes in the cell nuclei and normally having a vagina, a uterus and ovaries, and developing at puberty a relatively rounded body and enlarged breasts, and retaining a beardless face; a …   Universalium

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