kit·​ten·​ish | \ ˈkit-nish, ˈki-tᵊn-ish How to pronounce kittenish (audio) \

Definition of kittenish

: resembling a kitten especially : coyly playful

Other Words from kittenish

kittenishly adverb
kittenishness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for kittenish



  • uncoy
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Examples of kittenish in a Sentence

the days when young ladies at a dance were supposed to be kittenish around young men
Recent Examples on the Web The bi-seasonal moment took the form of a kittenish cat eye, the sharp wing afforded a sunny disposition with a pressing of metallic white and yellow gold across lids, the hue more saturated at the center. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 3 Sep. 2021 Awesome that there are women who are very gentle, others who are comfortable in their skin, young women, pretty women, women who are kittenish and and radiant. Corey Seymour, Vogue, 10 May 2021 MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline is pulled on with a diminutive pointed brush, the resulting kittenish flick delineated with a touch of Bioderma cleansing water for a flawless finish. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 15 Apr. 2021 In her videos, Morgan combines lighthearted, kittenish pep talk with nimble self-promotion, often delivered while reclining on a chaise longue, Cleopatra-style. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, 15 Sep. 2020 To augment the buoyant mane maneuver, Grande opted for a swing of black eyeliner, the kittenish flick coupled with lush black lashes and a dusting of frosty, shimmering shadow and diamante earrings. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 31 Aug. 2020 Human beings are beguiled by the mysterious aloofness of cats; their prowess as hunters; their sensuous, sculpted bodies; their elegant, acrobatic grace and agility; their kittenish curiosity and mischief; and their regal dignity. Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Sep. 2019 Note the unsurpassed sophistication of Feuillère’s elegant presence, her inspirational teaching of Racine, Corneille, and Watteau that sparks her infatuated pupils and Simon’s kittenish sensuality, which compels yet disturbs them. Armond White, National Review, 21 Aug. 2019 As an example, consider the cat-eye—and Behati Prinsloo's recent refresh of the kittenish flick. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 6 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of kittenish

1753, in the meaning defined above

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“Kittenish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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