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Meaning of EFFETE

Pronunciation:  i'feet

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay; "a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility"; "a group of effete self-professed intellectuals"
 

EFFETE is a 6 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: decadent, indulgent
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ef*fete"\, a. [L. effetus that has brought forth,
exhausted; ex + fetus that has brought forth. See {Fetus}.]
No longer capable of producing young, as an animal, or fruit,
as the earth; hence, worn out with age; exhausted of energy;
incapable of efficient action; no longer productive; barren;
sterile.

      Effete results from virile efforts.      --Mrs.
                                               Browning

      If they find the old governments effete, worn out, . .
      . they may seek new ones.                --Burke.

 
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