Definition of Girlishness

1. Noun. Being characteristic of a girl.

Generic synonyms: Femininity, Muliebrity
Derivative terms: Girlish



Definition of Girlishness

1. Noun. The quality of being girlish ¹

2. Noun. Girlish behaviour ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Girlishness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Girlishness

girlhoods
girlie
girlie girl
girlie girls
girlier
girlies
girliest
girlified
girlifies
girlify
girlifying
girlily
girliness
girlish
girlishly
girlishness (current term)
girlishnesses
girlless
girllike
girllovers
girlness
girlond
girlonds
girls
girls' room
girls Friday
girls next door
girlswear

Literary usage of Girlishness

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1. Studies of the Greek Poets by John Addington Symonds (1902)
"... Marlowe and Goethe — Penelope — Her Home - love— Calypso and the Isle of Ogygia—Circe—The Homeric and the Modern Circe—Nausicaa—Her Perfect girlishness— ..."

2. The Real Shelley: New Views of the Poet's Life by John Cordy Jeaffreson (1885)
"... is to remember the girlishness of Byron's early attachments, as well as the girlishness of his affectionate care for his Harrow 'favourites. ..."

3. An Analytical Dictionary of the English Language, in which the Words are by David Booth (1836)
"PUERILE and PUERILITY, from the Latin puer, do not specify the sex, and thus differ from Boyish and Boyishness, Girlish and girlishness. ..."

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