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 for feminine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Feminine \Fem"i*nine\, n.
     1. A woman. [Obs. or Colloq.]
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              They guide the feminines toward the palace.
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     2. (Gram.) Any one of those words which are the appellations
        of females, or which have the terminations usually found
        in such words; as, actress, songstress, abbess, executrix.
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              There are but few true feminines in English.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Feminine \Fem"i*nine\, a. [L. femininus, fr. femina woman; prob.
     akin to L. fetus, or to Gr. qh^sqai to suck, qh^sai to
     suckle, Skr. dh[=a] to suck; cf. AS. f[=ae]mme woman, maid:
     cf. F. f['e]minin. See Fetus.]
     1. Of or pertaining to a woman, or to women; characteristic
        of a woman; womanish; womanly.
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              Her letters are remarkably deficient in feminine
              ease and grace.                       --Macaulay.
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     2. Having the qualities of a woman; becoming or appropriate
        to the female sex; as, in a good sense, modest, graceful,
        affectionate, confiding; or, in a bad sense, weak,
        nerveless, timid, pleasure-loving, effeminate.
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              Her heavenly form
              Angelic, but more soft and feminine.  --Milton.
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              Ninus being esteemed no man of war at all, but
              altogether feminine, and subject to ease and
              delicacy.                             --Sir W.
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     Feminine rhyme. (Pros.) See Female rhyme, under Female,
     Syn: See Female, a.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: associated with women and not with men; "feminine
             intuition" [ant: masculine]
      2: of grammatical gender [ant: masculine, neuter]
      3: befitting or characteristic of a woman especially a mature
         woman; "womanly virtues of gentleness and compassion" [syn:
         womanly, feminine] [ant: unwomanly]
      4: (music or poetry) ending on an unaccented beat or syllable;
         "a feminine ending"
      n 1: a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to
           females or to objects classified as female

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  37 Moby Thesaurus words for "feminine":
     affected, amenable, animate, common gender, deferential, delicate,
     distaff, docile, effeminate, effete, female, gender, gentle,
     gentlewomanlike, girlish, gynecic, gynecoid, gynic, inanimate,
     kittenish, ladylike, little-girlish, maidenly, masculine, matronal,
     matronlike, matronly, muliebral, neuter, petticoat, soft,
     submissive, tender, unmanly, womanish, womanlike, womanly

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