effete definition

  • adjective:
    • Depleted of vigor, power, or effectiveness; fatigued: the final, effete period of the baroque style.
    • Marked by self-indulgence, triviality, or decadence: an effete group of self-professed intellectuals.
    • Overrefined; effeminate.
    • not any longer effective; infertile.
    • Of substances, quantities an such like: exhausted, invested, worn-out.
    • Of people: lacking strength or vigor; feeble, powerless, impotent.
    • Decadent, self-indulgent.
    • no more effective at producing youthful, as an animal, or good fresh fruit, because the earth; ergo, exhausted as we grow older; fatigued of power; incompetent at efficient activity; no further effective; barren; sterile.
    • marked by extortionate self-indulgence and moral decay
    • Depleted of vigor, power, or effectiveness; fatigued: the final, effete amount of the baroque design.
    • Marked by self-indulgence, triviality, or decadence: an effete selection of self-professed intellectuals.
    • Overrefined; effeminate.
    • no more effective; infertile.
    • Of substances, volumes an such like: fatigued, invested, worn-out.
    • of individuals: lacking strength or vitality; feeble, powerless, impotent.
    • Decadent, self-indulgent.
    • not any longer effective at producing youthful, as an animal, or fruit, as earth; hence, worn-out with age; exhausted of energy; incompetent at efficient activity; no longer productive; barren; sterile.
    • marked by extortionate self-indulgence and ethical decay
  • others:
    • Past bearing; functionless, as a consequence of age or exhaustion.
    • Hence Having the energies worn-out or exhausted; become not capable of efficient activity; barren of outcomes.
    • Synonyms Unproductive, unfruitful, unprolific.
    • devoted, exhausted.
    • An obsolete spelling of effete.
    • Past bearing; functionless, due to age or exhaustion.
    • ergo obtaining the energies exhausted or exhausted; become incapable of efficient action; barren of results.
    • Synonyms Unproductive, unfruitful, unprolific.
    • devoted, exhausted.
    • An obsolete spelling of effete.

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