Student Thesaurus

One entry found for effete.
Entry Word: effete
Function: adjective
Text: 1 having lost forcefulness, courage, or spirit <the soft, effete society that marked the final years of the Roman empire>
Synonyms decadent, decayed, degenerate, overripe, washed-up
Related Words decaying, declining, dying, failing, waning; soft, weak; dissolute, immoral
2 depleted in strength, energy, or freshness <an effete rock band that had done too many concert tours and sung their old hits too many times> -- see WEARY 1
3 lacking bodily strength <the Western ranch takes effete youths from comfortable suburbs and turns them into rugged wranglers> -- see WEAK 1
4 lacking strength of will or character <the governor is too effete to take on the powerful special interests that really run this state> -- see WEAK 2