The property of being effete.

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  • effeteness — effete ► ADJECTIVE 1) affected, over refined, and ineffectual. 2) having lost vitality; worn out. DERIVATIVES effetely adverb effeteness noun. ORIGIN Latin effetus worn out by bearing young ; related to FETUS(Cf. ↑fetus) …   English terms dictionary

  • effeteness — noun see effete …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • effeteness — See effetely. * * * …   Universalium

  • effeteness — n. exhaustion, state of being worn out …   English contemporary dictionary

  • effeteness — noun see effete * * * effeteˈness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑effete …   Useful english dictionary

  • effete — adjective Etymology: Latin effetus, from ex + fetus fruitful more at feminine Date: 1660 1. no longer fertile 2. a. having lost character, vitality, or strength < the effete monarchies…of feudal Europe G. M. Trevelyan > b. marked by weakness or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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