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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)

    Synonyms:
    female person

    Antonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    female, female person

    Antonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    distaff

    Antonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    female, distaff

    Antonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    distaff

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

Wiktionary

  1. female(noun)

    Synonyms:
    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.

    Synonyms:
    woman, feminine

  3. female(adjective)

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

    Synonyms:
    woman, feminine

  4. female(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    socket

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.

    Synonyms:
    effeminate, feminine, womanish, womanly

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

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


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