noun Etymology: Late Latin muliebritat-, muliebritas, from Latin muliebris of a woman, from mulier woman Date: 1592 femininity

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  • Muliebrity — is the quality of being a woman. This word is sometimes used as a counterpart to virility, in an analogy with the counterparts of feminine and masculine . The word is derived from Latin muliebritas ( womanhood ) and mulier ( woman ). The Oxford… …   Wikipedia

  • Muliebrity — Mu li*eb ri*ty (m[=u] l[i^]*[e^]b r[i^]*t[y^]), n. [L. muliebritas, fr. muliebris belonging to a woman, fr. mulier a woman.] 1. The state of being a woman or of possessing full womanly powers; womanhood; correlate of {virility}. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muliebrity — [myo͞o΄lē eb′rə tē] n. [LL muliebritas < L muliebris, womanly, womanish < mulier, a woman, prob. < IE * mlyésī, (the) softer (one), compar. of * mḷdu (> L mollis) < base * mel > MILL1] 1. the condition of being a woman;… …   English World dictionary

  • muliebrity — muliebral, adj. /myooh lee eb ri tee/, n. 1. womanly nature or qualities. 2. womanhood. [1585 95; < LL muliebritas womanhood, equiv. to L muliebri(s) womanly (deriv. of mulier woman) + tas TY2] * * * …   Universalium

  • muliebrity — noun mjuːlɪˈɛbrɪtɪ a) The state or quality of being a woman, the features of womans nature. b) The coordinate term to virility, in an analogy with the coordinate terms of femininity and masculinity. Syn: mulieritas, femininity, femineity …   Wiktionary

  • muliebrity — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Women in general: distaff, femininity, womanhood, womankind, womenfolk. See GENDER …   English dictionary for students

  • muliebrity — mjuːlɪ ebrÉ™tɪ n. ladylike quality, womanliness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • muliebrity — [ˌmju:lɪ ɛbrɪti] noun literary womanly qualities; womanhood. Origin C16: from late L. muliebritas, from L. mulier woman …   English new terms dictionary

  • muliebrity — n. 1. Womanhood. 2. Femineity, womanishness, womanhood, feminality, femininity. 3. Womanishness, effeminacy, softness, weakness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • muliebrity — mu·li·eb·ri·ty …   English syllables

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