girlish


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girl·ish

 (gûr′lĭsh)
adj.
Characteristic of or befitting a girl: girlish charm.

girl′ish·ly adv.
girl′ish·ness n.

girlish

(ˈɡɜːlɪʃ)
adj
of or like a girl in looks, behaviour, innocence, etc
ˈgirlishly adv
ˈgirlishness n

girl•ish

(ˈgɜr lɪʃ)

adj.
of, like, or befitting a girl or girlhood.
[1555–65]
girl′ish•ly, adv.
girl′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.girlish - befitting or characteristic of a young girl; "girlish charm"; "a dress too schoolgirlish for office wear"
young, immature - (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people"

girlish

adjective youthful, feminine, childish a little girlish giggle
Translations
كالفَتيات
dívčí
lányosleányos
stúlku-; stelpulegur
dievčenský
kız gibikıza benzer

girlish

[ˈgɜːlɪʃ] ADJde niña (pej) [man, boy] → afeminado

girlish

[ˈgɜːrlɪʃ] adjde petite filleGirl Scout n (US)guide f

girlish

adjmädchenhaft; she still looked girlishsie sah immer noch wie ein Mädchen aus

girlish

[ˈgɜːlɪʃ] adjda ragazza

girl

(gəːl) noun
1. a female child. Her new baby is a girl.
2. a young usually unmarried woman.
ˈgirlish adjective
of or like a girl. girlish laughter.
ˈgirl-friend noun
a girl or woman who is often in the company of a particular man or boy. He is taking his girl-friend to the cinema tonight.
Girl Guide (also Guide), (American) Girl Scout
(also no capitals) a member of an organization for girls which is aimed at developing character etc.
References in classic literature ?
Anne surveyed herself in the mirror of the blue room with girlish satisfaction.
If the history of Polly's girlish experiences suggests a hint or insinuates a lesson, I shall feel that, in spite of many obstacles, I have not entirely neglected my duty toward the little men and women, for whom it is an honor and a pleasure to write, since in them I have always found my kindest patrons, gentlest critics, warmest friends.
The prospect of it frightened her so thoroughly, that, with a mixture of true girlish perverseness and folly, she resolved on getting out of the house and proceeding directly by the stage to her friends, the Clarkes; and had really got as far as the length of two streets in her journey when she was fortunately missed, pursued, and overtaken.
Slang, rough manners, and careless habits were banished or bettered by the presence of a little gentlewoman; and all the manly virtues cropping up were encouraged by the hearty admiration bestowed upon them by one whose good opinion all valued more than they confessed; while Rose tried to imitate the good qualities she praised in them, to put away her girlish vanities and fears, to be strong and just, and frank and brave, as well as modest, kind, and beautiful.
Then, Aucassin," she replied, almost sternly, in her great girlish love, "this is true also,--I love you.
Then a door draped with royal green opened, and in came the fair and girlish Princess Ozma, who now greeted her guests in person for the first time.
She allowed her cap and jacket to be taken, and sat down with a girlish snuggle in the big armchair by Magog.
Within a stone's throw was another retreat, enlivened by children's pleasant voices too; and here was Kate, with many new cares and occupations, and many new faces courting her sweet smile (and one so like her own, that to her mother she seemed a child again), the same true gentle creature, the same fond sister, the same in the love of all about her, as in her girlish days.
Agatha, who had given me her girlish faith, had found in her heart another faith to give me--the faith of a mother.
For, as when the red-cheeked, dancing girls, April and May, trip home to the wintry, misanthropic woods; even the barest, ruggedest, most thunder-cloven old oak will at least send forth some few green sprouts, to welcome such glad-hearted visitants; so Ahab did, in the end, a little respond to the playful allurings of that girlish air.
Young Love's first lesson is -- the heart: For 'mid that sunshine, and those smiles, When, from our little cares apart, And laughing at her girlish wiles, I'd throw me on her throbbing breast, And pour my spirit out in tears - There was no need to speak the rest - No need to quiet any fears Of her - who ask'd no reason why, But turn'd on me her quiet eye!
She evidently considered it proper to show an interest in the general conversation by smiling, but in spite of herself her eyes under their thick long lashes watched her cousin who was going to join the army, with such passionate girlish adoration that her smile could not for a single instant impose upon anyone, and it was clear that the kitten had settled down only to spring up with more energy and again play with her cousin as soon as they too could, like Natasha and Boris, escape from the drawing room.