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Meaning of EFFETE

Pronunciation:  i'feet

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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;

      Effete results from virile efforts.      --Mrs.

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

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