What is another word for effete?

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[ ˈɛfiːt], [ ˈɛfiːt], [ ˈɛ_f_iː_t]

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The English word "effete" comes from the latin word "effetus," meaning "vain, showy, or out of place." The term may particularly refer to an individual who indulges in luxury and excesses beyond what is deemed necessary and proper, or to a branch of art or culture that has become excessively sophisticated. The Oxford English Dictionary defines effete as "sumptuous, overjaded, spurious, affected.

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