Effeminacy

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Effeminacy

Blue Boy
Gainsborough painting depicting princely lad with sissyish overtones. [Br. Art.: Misc.]
Fauntleroy, Little Lord
title-inheriting, yellow-curled sissy in velvet. [Am. Lit.: Little Lord Fauntleroy]
Percy
personification of “sissy.” [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
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an unusual group of boys leafleting in Seacombe this weekend, of the limp-wristed variety and definitely NOT local".
Vladimir Karelin's Serenade: Hymn to Friends, set to Tchaikovsky's music, is an execrable exposition of over-the-top emoting--made worse by limp-wristed performing--that overlays generic ballet steps with anguished posturing.
IT is hard to believe the weak, limp-wristed attitude taken by Northumbria Police and the headmaster of the Bedlington school when two eight-year-old children had cannabis at school.
Aston Villa's Christian Benteke also received a decisive red card on Sunday, but manager Paul Lambert sought to defend the Belgian's limp-wristed slap at Tottenham's Ryan Mason.
The limp-wristed, self-regarding media luvvies who hold key positions in the BBC exist in a bubble.
Looks a bit limp-wristed for a man who used to drive a talking car and save swimmers.
And then I thought of Coventry City's players and their limp-wristed attempts to see off Crystal Palace on Tuesday.
He also said Mr Lane had used a "limp-wristed hand gesture" when he "got hold" of the boy while trying to retrieve another pupil's coursework.
You may think I'm being a limp-wristed, hand-wringing do-gooder here.
limp-wristed ministerial drivel - particularly when it comes from a government which cheerfully introduced 24-hour drinking to natives used to getting a skinful by the second bell at 11.30pm.
At its best he creates pumping soulful synth pop (Time Will Tell) and aching balladry (Run Away From My Trouble) but at its worst it's the limp-wristed boyband-esque r'n'b of Confusion Girl.
However, on removal of my jacket a stunned silence descended on the room then a chorus of wolf whistles ensued, followed by limp-wristed gestures and pouting of lips.