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Showing or displaying a lack of courage or weakness of character
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“Our culture appears to have grown rather effete and prefers to avoid ideological confrontation.”
Weak or lacking strength or vitality
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“The orgies of that fatal and egotistic period have produced an effete generation.”
Having lost all desirable qualities
“In this effete world, beautiful things bore, and horrible things please.”
Barren and unable to produce crops
“The cultivator sends his fleets to far distant seas to gather from desert isles as a precious treasure the very manure which his effete land requires.”
Not capable of effective action
“The effete aristocrats must rely on the butler's practical skills to survive, and the balance of power shifts from master to servant.”
Affected or over-refined
“Being perceived as an effete art student often made the dressing room a very uncomfortable place for me.”
Exhibiting behavior or mannerisms considered unmasculine
“When Clayton is first introduced, he is a slightly creepy, effete cowboy with a pronounced Irish accent.”
Feeling very tired or fatigued
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Lacking care or enthusiasm
Devoted to pleasure
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Finished or having been brought to an end
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