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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section III. Organic Matter
1. Vitality
2. Special Vitality
 
374. Woman.
 
  
NOUN:WOMAN, she, female, petticoat; skirt, jane [both slang].
  FEMINALITY, femininity, femineity, feminacy, feminity, muliebrity; gynics.
  WOMANKIND; womanhood (adolescence) [See Adolescence]; the sex, the fair; fair sex, softer sex; weaker vessel.
  dame [archaic except as an elderly woman], madam, mastress [Chaucer, obs.], lady, Donna, belle, matron, dowager, goody, gammer [dial. Eng.], memsahib [Anglo-Ind.], sahiba [Hind.], bibi [Hind.], frow, Vrouw [Du.], good woman, goodwife [archaic]; squaw; wife (marriage) [See Marriage]; matronage, matronhood.
  bachelor girl, new woman, suffragist, suffragette; spinster, old maid.
  nymph, houri, wench, grisette; girl (youth) [See Infant].
  MISTRESS, Mrs., madame (pl. mesdames) [F.], Frau [Ger.], signora [It], señora [Sp.], senhora [Pg.]; miss, mademoiselle (pl. mesdemoiselles) [F.], Fräulein [Ger.], signorina [It.], señorita [Sp.], senhorita [Pg.].
  [EFFEMINACY] betty, cot betty [U. S.], cotquean, henhussy, molly, mollycoddle, muff, old woman, tame cat [all contemptuous].
  [FEMALE ANIMAL] hen; bitch, slut, brach, brachet; sow, doe, roe, mare; shegoat, nanny-goat [colloq.], nanny [colloq.]; ewe, cow; lioness, tigress; vixen.
  HAREM, gynæceum or gynæcium, seraglio, zenana [India], purdah [India].
  
ADJECTIVE:FEMALE, she; feminine, womanly, ladylike, matronly, girlish, maidenly; womanish, effeminate, unmanly; gynecic or gynæcic.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. A perfect woman nobly planned.—Wordsworth
  2. A lovely lady garmented in white.—Shelley
  3. Das Ewig-Weibliche zieht uns hinan.—Goethe
  4. Earth’s noblest thing, a woman perfected.—Lowell
  5. Es de vidrio la mujer.
  6. She moves a goddess and she looks a queen.—Pope
  7. The beauty of a lovely woman is like music.—G. Eliot
  8. Varium et mutabile semper femina.—Vergil
  9. Woman is the lesser man.—Tennyson

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