Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state of being a woman.
  • n. Femininity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or quality of being a woman, the features of woman's nature.
  • n. The coordinate term to virility, in an analogy with the coordinate terms of femininity and masculinity.
  • n. Femininity, specifically the feminine form of an adult woman.
  • n. Attainment of womanhood; (medicine) state of puberty in a female
  • n. A state of womanhood, in contrast to maidenhood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being a woman or of possessing full womanly powers; womanhood; -- correlate of virility.
  • n. Effeminancy; softness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Womanhood; the state of puberty in a woman.
  • n. Womanishness; womanliness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for women
  • n. the state of being an adult woman

Etymologies

Latin muliebritās, state of womanhood (in contrast with maidenhood), from muliebris, womanly, from mulier, woman.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin muliebritās, from muliēbris ("womanly, feminine"), from mulier ("woman") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The malison of her muliebrity allows niddering males opportunity for oppugnant vilipend.

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  • Paul, I vaticinate that the mansuetude of your response will bring out the best of my muliebrity.

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  • Apparently muliebrity means "the condition of being a woman", which is absolutely something that needs its own word.

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  • With mansuetude compossible with my muliebrity, I condemn those niddering, olid morons who, in caliginosity of understanding, vilipend our English by attempting to exuviate words for which they cannot see any present custom.

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  • And having thought upon it a hundred and five times, I know not what else to determine therein, save only that in the devising, hammering, forging, and composing of the woman she hath had a much tenderer regard, and by a great deal more respectful heed to the delightful consortship and sociable delectation of the man, than to the perfection and accomplishment of the individual womanishness or muliebrity.

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  • There was a little toss in their movement, full of muliebrity.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 62, December, 1862

  • Of this fact there can be no possible doubt; and therefore you shall notice, that, if a fast horse trots before two, one of the twain is apt to be a pretty bit of muliebrity, with shapes to her, and eyes flying about in all directions.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 37, November, 1860

  • The health of American wives, their muliebrity or womanly power, is sapped in various ways.

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  • Bradley, a little irritated, he knew not why, at the scrutiny of this tall, handsome, gentlemanly-looking woman, who, however, in spite of her broad shoulders and narrow hips possessed a refined muliebrity superior to mere womanliness of outline, turned slightly towards Sir Robert.

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  • Miss Darley smiled rather faintly; the imagery was not just to her taste: femineity often finds it very hard to accept the fact of muliebrity.

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