Synonyms of effete in English:

effete


See definition of effete

adjective

1‘effete trendies from art colleges’

SYNONYMS

affected, over-refined, ineffectual, artificial, studied, pretentious, precious, chichi, flowery, mannered

informal twee, la-di-da, pseud

British informal poncey, toffee-nosed

rare alembicated

ANTONYMS

unpretentious

2‘I distrusted the effete young man’

SYNONYMS

effeminate, unmasculine, unmanly

womanish, girlish, feminine

weak, soft, timid, timorous, fearful, cowardly, lily-livered, limp-wristed, spineless, craven, milksoppish, pusillanimous, chicken-hearted, weak-kneed

informal sissy, wimpish, wimpy, pansy-like

ANTONYMS

manly

3‘the whole fabric of society is becoming effete’

SYNONYMS

weakened, enfeebled, enervated, worn out, exhausted, finished, burnt out, played out, drained, spent, powerless

ANTONYMS

powerful