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Definitions of girlish

  1.   Like, or characteristic of, a girl; of or pertaining to girlhood; innocent; artless; immature; weak; as, girlish ways; girlish grief.
  2.   Girlishly.
  3.   Of or like a girl.
  4.   GIRLISHNESS.
  5.   Like a young woman or child; youthful.
  6.   befitting or characteristic of a young girl; " girlish charm"; " a dress too schoolgirlish for office wear"
  7.   Like or pertaining to a girl.

Quotes of girlish

  1. Being an actor gives you a chance to play all kinds of roles, very moving and dramatic on one project, silly and girlish on another. That's the most interesting thing out this business, you get to keep reinventing yourself. – Sarah Michelle Gellar
  2. Honestly, I like everything, boyish girls, girlish boys, the heavy and the skinny. – Angelina Jolie
  3. I like everything. Boyish girls, girlish boys, the heavy and the skinny. Which is a problem when I'm walking down the street. – Angelina Jolie
  4. My vocal style I haven't tried to copy from anyone. It just developed until it became the girlish whine it is today. – Robert Plant

Usage examples for girlish

  1. She was frank and girlish – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  2. Olivia, who had a healthy girlish appetite, had risen from the midday meal almost as hungry as when she had sat down. ” – Doctor Luttrell's First Patient by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  3. “ To leave this shelter, this warm circle of light, this sweet girlish presence, and plunge into the dark, the cold and the snow, was hard. ” – They of the High Trails by Hamlin Garland
  4. Valerie looked up and saw standing before her the young husband of her girlish love! ” – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  5. Her extreme youth brought her little girlish weaknesses which relieved her. ” – The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
  6. As Miss Tredgold appeared in view Josephine was exclaiming in her high- pitched, girlish voice: Oh, I say, Nancy! ” – Girls of the Forest by L. T. Meade
  7. Her girlish curiosity was quite touching, and her innocence irresistible. ” – A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  8. You should be as much above false girlish petty scruples, as you will be and are above falsehood of another kind. ” – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  9. Miss Lavinia had promised to go with her, and the poor child was looking forward to a week of girlish pleasure among the friends with whom she had spent two years, when, lo and behold! ” – People of the Whirlpool by Mabel Osgood Wright
  10. “ Hetty clapped her hands together- an old girlish trick of hers. ” – Hetty Wesley by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  11. The closer the nudging the better they like it; a slap from a girlish hand is almost as good as a kiss. ” – Spanish Highways and Byways by Katharine Lee Bates
  12. If her flesh still held its girlish curves and softness, the muscles underneath were firm and compact. ” – Brand Blotters by William MacLeod Raine
  13. “ " Come in a moment, Mr. Hewland," said the simple, girlish voice. ” – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  14. Was it pride or dignity on her part, or was it mere girlish shyness? ” – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  15. She was kneeling there beside me clasping one of my hands, and she looked so happy, the old, girlish smile upon her lips. ” – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  16. And sometimes when she came to consult, her niece was with her, and Meynell, while talking to the aunt either of his people or of the progress of the heresy campaign, was always keenly aware of the girlish figure beside her- of the quick, shy smile- the voice and its tones. ” – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  17. Only a few people were about at that early hour, but framed in the doorway of the waiting room stood a slender, girlish figure, dressed in gray, a gray veil wrapped closely around her hat and face. ” – The Motor Maids Across the Continent by Katherine Stokes
  18. But Mary quickly seized upon the bag as if with girlish and mischievous impatience, opened it, and glanced within it. ” – Susy, A Story of the Plains by Bret Harte
  19. The two girls had been brought up together, had shared their studies and secrets and girlish fun, and had scarcely ever been separated for a week, until suddenly a change came which separated them for all the rest of their lives. ” – A Little Country Girl by Susan Coolidge
  20. You are too good, too gracious to indulge a girlish vanity at the cost of a man's suspense." ” – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope