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Playfully coy and frisky.

kit′ten·ish·ly adv.
kit′ten·ish·ness n.


1. like a kitten; lively
2. (of a woman) flirtatious, esp coyly flirtatious
ˈkittenishly adv
ˈkittenishness n


(ˈkɪt n ɪʃ)

1. coyly playful.
2. like or in the manner of a kitten.
kit′ten•ish•ly, adv.
kit′ten•ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.kittenish - playful like a lively kitten
playful - full of fun and high spirits; "playful children just let loose from school"




[ˈkɪtənɪʃ] ADJ (fig) → picaruelo, coquetón, retozón


adjverspielt; (fig) womankokett


[ˈkɪtnɪʃ] adjda gattina


(ˈkitn) noun
a young cat. The cat had five kittens last week.
ˈkittenish adjective
References in classic literature ?
There were one or two men whom she observed at the soiree musicale; but she would never have felt moved to any kittenish display to attract their notice--to any feline or feminine wiles to express herself toward them.
The little kitten, feasting her eyes on him, seemed ready at any moment to start her gambols again and display her kittenish nature.
His accomplished wife, forcing her high spirits on everybody's attention with a sort of kittenish playfulness, intensified the depressing effect of the general dullness by all the force of the strongest contrast.
Expanding even further, Kora Rae has partnered with country singer, songwriter Jessie James Decker in June 2015 to launch a collaboration called Kittenish -- a fun, flirty, sexy addition to any wardrobe.
Other pieces in black included a kittenish strappy top, and skirts with shiny chrome hardware on the bottom.
As a result, Dave faces a diffi-cult time when next he visits Buck House and has to explain to Her Maj how he came to be boasting to the mayor of New York that our kittenish Queen "positively purred" when informed of the referendum result.
Gayet is a committed Socialist who worked on Hollande's campaign, making kittenish support videos and sporting an "I only date Super Heroes'' T-shirt.
With her iron abs and kittenish face, tiny dynamo Monica Cervantes embodies both power and vulnerability.
The two of them act pouty and kittenish and spend so much time rubbing against each other, challenging and invitational, that it's amazing they don't zap each other to death with static electricity The show is mainly for Saranova, naturally, but it makes me uncomfortable enough that I relocate temporarily to another end of the bar where I end up having a perfectly civil conversation with two well-dressed women who have just come from the symphony or similar.
Deering and Down's latest album, “Out There Somewhere” was reviewed in Downbeat Magazine, who said of Lahna's voice “her spectral soprano brings home innocence and kittenish sensuality, alienation and acceptance, hurt and healing.
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Many of the opera worlds reigning divas showed up in force, including Natalie Dessay as a spirited Marie in "Salut a la France" from Donizetti's La fille du regiment, Anna Netrebko as a kittenish Marion in the Gavotte from Massenet's Manon and Diana Damrau, who luxuriated in the pathos of Anina's "Ah