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 Dictionary entry overview: What does effete mean? 

EFFETE (adjective)
  The adjective EFFETE has 1 sense:

1. marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay

  Familiarity information: EFFETE used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

EFFETE (adjective)

Sense 1effete [BACK TO TOP]


Marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay


decadent; effete

Context examples:

a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility / a group of effete self-professed intellectuals


indulgent (characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone)

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