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Archaic UsagePlay
The word 'damsel' is rarely used in modern English and sounds old-fashioned. SlideIn fairy tales, a damsel often awaits rescue.
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Gender SpecificPlay
'Damsel' specifically refers to women, and using it for men is incorrect. SlideThe old portrait depicted a damsel with a delicate smile.
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Not for Formal UsePlay
Avoid 'damsel' in formal writing or speech; it may seem out of place. SlideShe portrayed the role of a damsel in the historical play.