Definition of effeteness in English:



  • See effete

    • ‘This is attractive music, in which there is not a trace of effeteness.’
    • ‘The U.S. premiere revealed a company with an expansive, athletic, yet centered style of movement that eradicates any lingering notion of English effeteness.’
    • ‘For the last several days, crime has taken on hitherto unheard of proportions - almost daily on radio, TV and in the print media, the public is reminded of the apparent effeteness of the police in the face of mounting crime.’
    • ‘For all his surface effeteness, he never lacked courageous depths.’
    • ‘Phillips has cultivated a certain effeteness of prose style.’