boyishly


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boy·ish

 (boi′ĭsh)
adj.
Characteristic of or befitting a boy: boyish charm.

boy′ish·ly adv.
boy′ish·ness n.
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Adv.1.boyishly - like a boy; "he smiled boyishly at his fiancee"
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boyishly

[ˈbɔɪɪʃli] advcomme un jeune garçonboy racer njeune conducteur m imprudentboy scout (old-fashioned) nscout m, éclaireur m
the Boy Scouts → les scoutsboy wonder njeune prodige m

boyishly

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said Jessie, with an alarming frank laugh of relief, that was, however, as frankly reflected in the boyishly appreciative eyes of the young men.
He had burst forth at once with the plain fact, feeling boyishly miserable and without verbal resources.
But then, you see, that's all part of the day's work," he wound up boyishly.
He gratefully took the kind hand that had sustained him: he said, simply, almost boyishly, "Thank you, Julian.
A thick crop of dusty brown hair was parted boyishly on the side with a lateral wave above the dry, furrowed forehead.
Set in 1960, Days of Being Wild focuses on the young and boyishly handsome Yuddy (Leslie Cheung), who learns from the woman who raised him that she is not his real mother.
There are newcomers, like Brian Dempsey, 44 and boyishly clean-cut, almost preppy.
His eyes were turquoise, his hair a messianic mane of cornfield yellow, his adolescent jaw covered in the sort of proto-blokeish stubble that, due to its early appearance on his boyishly lovely face, had already turned many a young girl's head.
I am flattered yet puzzled to see my own take on the matter criticized here, because forty years ago I boyishly suggested the same thing: "I prefer to view his 'corrections' primarily as pedagogical 'demonstrations' (as they are labeled in his harmony treatise, for example), motivated essentially by the desire to provide students with models of correcti-tude" ("Critical Reaction to Beethoven in France: Francois: Joseph Fetis," Revue Beige de musicologie 26-27 [1972-73]: 80).
stacked river slabs boyishly, in jest, called it a game as you chanted