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Synonyms for femaleˈfi meɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. female(noun)

    an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)

    female person

    male, male person, priapic, staminate, epicene, hermaphroditic, androgynous, gynandromorphic, unisex, pseudohermaphrodite, phallic, pseudohermaphroditic, gynandromorphous, hermaphrodite, masculine, young-begetting(a), intersexual, bisexual, antheral

  2. female, female person(adj)

    a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies

    female, female person

    male, male person, hermaphroditic, priapic, pseudohermaphrodite, phallic, hermaphrodite, androgynous, antheral, epicene, unisex, gynandromorphic, staminate, young-begetting(a), pseudohermaphroditic, intersexual, masculine, gynandromorphous, bisexual

  3. female(adj)

    being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop

    "a female heir"; "female holly trees bear the berries"


    male, male person, pseudohermaphroditic, hermaphroditic, phallic, pseudohermaphrodite, young-begetting(a), masculine, gynandromorphous, staminate, unisex, bisexual, gynandromorphic, epicene, androgynous, priapic, antheral, hermaphrodite, intersexual

  4. female, distaff(adj)

    characteristic of or peculiar to a woman

    "female sensitiveness"; "female suffrage"

    female, distaff

    male, male person, unisex, bisexual, pseudohermaphroditic, priapic, pseudohermaphrodite, phallic, masculine, gynandromorphous, antheral, epicene, staminate, androgynous, hermaphrodite, young-begetting(a), intersexual, hermaphroditic, gynandromorphic

  5. female(adj)

    for or pertaining to or composed of women or girls

    "the female lead in the play"; "a female chorus"


    male, male person, pseudohermaphrodite, hermaphrodite, hermaphroditic, gynandromorphic, pseudohermaphroditic, priapic, androgynous, intersexual, gynandromorphous, epicene, staminate, masculine, bisexual, phallic, young-begetting(a), antheral, unisex


  1. female(noun)

    woman, feminine

  2. female(adjective)

    Belonging or referring to the sex which is generally characterized as the one associated with the larger gametes (for species which have two sexes and for which this distinction can be made), which in humans and many other species is the sex which produces eggs.

    woman, feminine

  3. female(adjective)

    Having an internal socket, as in a connector or pipe fitting.

    woman, feminine

  4. female(adjective)


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. female

    We apply female to the sex, feminine to the qualities, especially the finer physical or mental qualities that distinguish the female sex in the human family, or to the objects appropriate for or especially employed by them. A female voice is the voice of a woman; a feminine voice may belong to a man. Womanish denotes the undesirable, womanly the admirable or lovely qualities of woman. Womanly tears would suggest respect and sympathy, womanish tears a touch of contempt. The word effeminate is always used reproachfully, and only of men as possessing womanly traits such as are inconsistent with true manliness.

    See synonyms for MASCULINE.

    effeminate, feminine, womanish, womanly

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List of paraphrases:

women, females, woman, feminine, mutilation, wife, féminin, girls, girl, femmes, female-dominated

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