Adjective(1) affected, overrefined, and effeminate(2) deprived of vigor and the ability to be effective
(1) More on Minnesota's Angry Humorist: The New York Post's Page Six column calls him an effete egghead, but that doesn't quite capture it.(2) Being perceived as an effete art student often made the dressing room a very uncomfortable place for me.(3) I'm old enough to have signed contracts that date back to the old law that Lessig wants us to return to - an Oz-like paradise when the U.S. went its own manly way in copyright and spurned the effete conventions of the rest of the world.(4) To carry the analogy a little further, the Japanese would be the English of Asia - reserved, effete , cultured to the point of snobbery, at least in the face they present to outsiders.(5) But if losing the Heineken European Cup annoyed the Catalans, then losing the final of the French championships last June to a bunch of effete Parisians made them really sore.(6) Unfortunately, National Minorities Commission is effete because the persons, who hold positions there, have personal interests above their constitutional obligations.(7) I think it's important to read because it makes clear that he's not some effete lefty urbanite like me: he's a sober heartland working-class American who knows whereof he speaks.(8) I do not think there has been one French leader who had a good word for the tea drinkers of this world: they are lumped together and seen as effete Englishmen, no doubt to the horror of the Irish; and other heavy tea drinkers.(9) German fox-hunters tended to be aristocratic, in his view effete and probably Anglophile.(10) You know better than anyone that such obituaries issue from effete societies.(11) The effete middle class Oxonian dullards despise him as much for being a working class man with big ideas about himself, who insists on speaking in complete sentences and making sense, as for his politics.(12) They saw us with our floppy fringes and effete mannerisms and went mental.(13) When they became more successful, they were worried that the young men would become effete .(14) Meanwhile, every American who believes in racial equality and human dignity should sympathize with the rioters, not with the effete bigots on the Seine.(15) The security of my men and the stability of my prison was at stake, and now, I had to deal with this bleeding-heart, liberal, academic, effete dingdong who was concerned about the independent variable!(16) The effete aristocrats must rely on the butler's practical skills to survive, and the balance of power shifts from master to servant.
(1) effete :: uitgeput
1. affected ::
2. effeminate ::
3. weak ::
4. decadent ::
Different Formseffete, effetely, effeteness
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