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Characteristic of or befitting a girl: girlish charm.

girl′ish·ly adv.
girl′ish·ness n.
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Noun1.girlishness - being characteristic of a girl
femininity, muliebrity - the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for women


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The smooth, delicate girlishness of her young face was, as yet, untroubled.
But he remembered how, even then, she had surprised him by dropping back to inexpressive girlishness as soon as her conscience had been eased of its burden; and he saw that she would probably go through life dealing to the best of her ability with each experience as it came, but never anticipating any by so much as a stolen glance.
There is often something maternal even in a girlish love, and Mary's hard experience had wrought her nature to an impressibility very different from that hard slight thing which we call girlishness.
Glenarm's purely commonplace and purely material beauty, which would have struck an observant and a cultivated man, was the curious girlishness of her look and manner.
I cried in the screening room while the tech held me, as tightly as if I were her own child, and I didn't fear for some ephemeral sense of girlishness or sexiness, but rather for my life.
But she also has a lightness, an airiness, a girlishness and a certain degree of social innocence.
Wilson's style is accessible and witty, and while the book isn't likely to reshape your thinking about Victoria, it does conjure something of her spirit, her energy, the girlishness that was evident even in the ageing queen.
Yet again, the distinction between child and lover is blurred, as Emma's behavior is imbued with both girlishness and eroticism.
Glamour and girlishness were embraced; the 1950s emphasis on the domestic and the maternal was rejected.
Cutoffs are made even cuter with crochet trim--plus it adds girlishness to straighter hips.
She curls into Shane's arms, laughing and embarrassed by her girlishness.
One of the facets of Marcella's character that she usually kept out of public view, so that it largely escaped notice, is what could be described as her impish girlishness.