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effete
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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Definition
physically weak — especially due to self-indulgence and moral decay

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said disapprovingly:  more typical of a woman than a man
  • Here was I thinking you a new-sprung child of nature; there were you, the belated seedling of an effete aristocracy!
    5 — The Woman Pays (7% in)

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