Definition of kittenish in English:

kittenish

Syllabification: kit·ten·ish
Pronunciation: /ˈkitn-iSH
 
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adjective

Playful, lively, or flirtatious: her voice had that kittenish quality
More example sentences
  • She leaned her head against my shoulder, a kittenish move that would have been appropriate from an eight-year-old, and was extremely odd when performed by a woman who needed bifocals to read a menu.
  • Make-up-free, dressed down in jeans and a tank top with her blonde hair brushing her shoulders, she has the appeal of an old-time screen siren - kittenish, yet savvy and not to be trifled with.
  • From across the English Channel comes Modesty Blaise, kittenish superspy who, with her slippery sidekick Willie Garvin, tangles in various criminal intrigues at Her Majesty's behest.

Derivatives

kittenishly

adverb

kittenishness

noun
More example sentences
  • ‘When I hit high school, I was very into mysticism,’ says Ramzy, who projects a combination of kittenishness and authority.
  • From exaggerated mannishness to excruciating kittenishness, Shaw never for a second stops Acting.
  • She's good and funny as a woman of a certain age, reduced to mewing kittenishness in Cruise's presence.

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