adjective Date: 1754 resembling a kitten; especially coyly playful • kittenishly adverbkittenishness noun

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  • kittenish — kit ten*ish, a. Resembling a kitten; playful; as, a kittenish disposition. Richardson. [1913 Webster] {kit ten*ish*ly}, adv. {kit ten*ish*ness}, n. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kittenish — (adj.) 1754, from KITTEN (Cf. kitten) + ISH (Cf. ish). Related: Kittenishly; Kittenishness …   Etymology dictionary

  • kittenish — [adj] frisky, playful childish, coquettish, coy, elvish, flirtatious, frolicsome, funloving, impish, jaunty, mischievous, sportive; concept 401 Ant. lethargic, stiff, unplayful …   New thesaurus

  • kittenish — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ playful, lively, or flirtatious. DERIVATIVES kittenishly adverb kittenishness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • kittenish — [kit′ nish] adj. like a kitten; playful; frisky; often, playfully coy kittenishly adv. kittenishness n …   English World dictionary

  • kittenish — kit|ten|ish [ˈkıtn ıʃ] adj old fashioned a kittenish woman behaves in a silly way in order to attract men …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • kittenish — adjective old fashioned a kittenish woman behaves in a silly way in order to attract men …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • kittenish — kittenishly, adv. kittenishness, n. /kit n ish/, adj. 1. coyly playful. 2. like or in the manner of a kitten. [1745 55; KITTEN + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • kittenish — adjective a) Having the qualities or likeness of a kitten. b) playful …   Wiktionary

  • kittenish — Synonyms and related words: babish, baby, babyish, catlike, cattish, catty, coltish, coquettish, coy, distaff, doll like, dollish, elvish, felid, feline, female, feminine, flirtatious, frisky, frolicsome, gentlewomanlike, girlish, gynecic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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