Synonyms of effete in English:

effete


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adjective

1‘effete trendies from art colleges’

SYNONYMS
affected, over-refined, ineffectual, artificial, studied, pretentious, precious, chi-chi, flowery, mannered
informal twee, la-di-da, pseud
British informal poncy, toffee-nosed
rare alembicated
ANTONYMS

unpretentious

2‘he chatted away, exercising his rather effete charm’

SYNONYMS
effeminate, unmasculine, unmanly
womanish, girlish, feminine
weak, soft, timid, timorous, fearful, cowardly, lily-livered, spineless, craven, pusillanimous, chicken-hearted, weak-kneed
informal sissy, wimpish, wimpy, milksoppish
offensive limp-wristed, pansyish
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