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Definition of effeminate:

  1. Having some characteristic of a woman, as delicacy, luxuriousness, etc.; soft or delicate to an unmanly degree; womanish; weak.
  2. To grow womanish or weak.
  3. To make womanish; to make soft and delicate; to weaken.
  4. Womanlike; womanly; tender; - in a good sense.

Synonyms:

sissy, machismo, weak, soft, bisexual, boyish, unmanlike, sissyish, emasculate, cissy, masculine, male, camp, study at female, female, epicene, unmanful, sissified, macho, gender, manly, womanly, effete, unmanly.

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