Effete - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈfiːt|  American pronunciation of the word effete
Brit.  |ɪˈfiːt|  British pronunciation of the word effete

adjective

- affected, overrefined, and effeminate

the young man spoke in effete, accented English

- deprived of vigor and the ability to be effective

fundamentalism has flowered because it has concluded that liberalism is effete, ineffectual and impoverished

Examples

...the soft, effete society that marked the final years of the Roman empire...

the young man spoke in effete, accented English

fundamentalism has flowered because it has concluded that liberalism is effete, ineffectual and impoverished

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