What is the difference between feminism and sister?

feminism | sister |

As nouns the difference between feminism and sister

is that feminism is (dated) the state of being feminine while sister is a daughter of the same parents as another person; a female sibling.

As a verb sister is

(construction) to strengthen (a supporting beam) by fastening a second beam alongside it.



  • (dated) The state of being feminine.
  • A social theory or political movement arguing that legal and social restrictions on females must be removed in order to bring about equality of both sexes in all aspects of public and private life.
  • * {{quote-magazine
  • , date = 1926-11-27 , title = The Talk of the Town , magazine = The New Yorker , issn = 0028-792X , page = 17 , passage = Women are still forbidden to smoke there... Ardent though we are in feminism , we applaud this stand... }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1996 , author = Jan Jindy Pettman , title = Worlding Women: A feminist international politics , pages = ix-x , passage = There are by now many feminisms' (Tong, 1989; Humm, 1992). Alongside and often overlapping with older-identified distinctions between liberal, socialist, radical and cultural '''feminisms''', for example (important as they are in their different accounts of sexual difference and gender power), are variously named black, third-world ethnic-minority ' feminisms , themselves far from homogenous. }}


    * antifeminism * masculism

    Derived terms

    * cyberfeminism * ecofeminism * feminazi * feminist * feministic * first-wave feminism * fourth-wave feminism * postfeminism * profeminism * second-wave feminism * third-wave feminism

    See also

    * egalitarianism, equalism , Wicca English words suffixed with -ism




  • A daughter of the same parents as another person; a female sibling.
  • My sister is always driving me crazy.
  • A female member of a religious community; a nun.
  • Michelle left behind her bank job and became a sister at the local convent.
  • (British) A senior or supervisory nurse, often in a hospital.
  • Any woman or girl with whom a bond is felt through common membership of a race, profession, religion or organization, such as feminism.
  • Connie was very close to her friend Judy and considered her to be her sister .
  • * 1985 , (Eurythmics) and (Aretha Franklin), Who’s Zoomin' Who? :
  • [song title] Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves
  • (slang) A black woman.
  • (informal) A form of address to a woman.
  • * What’s up, sister ?
  • A woman, in certain labour or socialist circles; also as a form of address.
  • * Thank you, sister'''. I would like to thank the '''sister who just spoke.
  • (attributively) Of or relating to an entity that has a special or affectionate, non-hierachical relationship with another.
  • sister''' publication, '''''sister''' city'', '''''sister projects
  • (usually, attributively) In the same class.
  • sister''' ships'', '''''sister facility


    * (woman or girl with the same parents) (slang) sis * (member of religious community) nun, sistren * (supervisory nurse) charge nurse * darling, dear, love, (US) lady, miss, (northern UK) pet * affiliate, affiliated


    * (with regards to gender) brother


    * (daughter of common parents) sibling

    Derived terms

    * big sister * half-sister * kid sister * little sister * sis * sissy * sister city * sisterhood * sister-in-law * sisterly * sister ship * stepsister * weak sister


    (en verb)
  • (construction) To strengthen (a supporting beam) by fastening a second beam alongside it.
  • I’m trying to correct my sagging floor by sistering the joists.
  • (obsolete) To be sister to; to resemble closely.
  • (Shakespeare)