III. WORDS RELATING TO MATTER

III. ORGANIC MATTER

1. Vitality; special vitality

Woman.

[Antonyms: man.]

[Nouns] woman, she, her, female, petticoat.

feminality, muliebrity; womanhood (adolescence) [more].

womankind; the sex, the fair; fair sex, softer sex; weaker vessel.

dame, madam, madame, mistress, Mrs., lady, donna, belle, matron, dowager, goody, gammer; Frau, frow, Vrouw, rani; good woman, good wife; squaw; wife (marriage) [more]; matronage, matronhood.

bachelor girl, new woman, feminist, suffragette, suffragist.

nymph, wench, grisette; girl (youth) [more].

[Effeminacy] sissy, betty, cot betty [U.S.], cotquean, henhussy, molly coddle, muff, old woman.

[Female animal] hen, bitch, sow, doe, roe, mare; she goat, Nanny goat, tabita; ewe, cow; lioness, tigress; vixen.

gynecaeum.

[Adjectives] female, she; feminine, womanly, ladylike, matronly, maidenly, wifely; womanish, effeminate, unmanly; gynecic, gynaecic.

[Phrases] "a perfect woman nobly planned" [Wordsworth]; "a lovely lady garmented in white" [Shelley]; das Ewig-Weibliche zieht uns hinan [Goethe]; "earth's noblest thing, a woman perfected" [Lowell]; es de vidrio la mujer; "she moves a goddess and she looks a queen" [Pope]; "the beauty of a lovely woman is like music" [G. Eliot]; varium et mutabile semper femina [Vergil]; "woman is the lesser man" [Tennyson].

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