Féminine. adj. [fæmininus, Latin.]
- Of the sex that brings young; female.
Thus we chastise the god of wine
With water that is feminine,
Until the cooler nymph abate
His wrath, and so concorporate. Cleaveland.
- Soft; tender; delicate.
Her heav'nly form
Angelick, but more soft and feminine. Milton's Parad. Lost.
- Effeminate; emasculated.
Ninias was no man of war at all, but altogether feminine and subjected to ease and delicacy. Raleigh's Hist. of the World.