effeminacy vs softness what difference

what is difference between effeminacy and softness

English

Noun

effeminacy (countable and uncountable, plural effeminacies)

  1. The quality of being effeminate.

Synonyms

  • effeminateness
  • invirility
  • morbidezza
  • niceness
  • unmasculinity
  • (obsolete) effemination

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English

Etymology

From Middle English softnesse, from Old English sōftnes, alteration of earlier sēftnes. Equivalent to soft +‎ -ness.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsɔftnəs/
  • (cotcaught merger, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈsɑftnəs/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsɒftnəs/

Noun

softness (usually uncountable, plural softnesses)

  1. The quality of being soft.

Antonyms

  • hardness

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