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- n. The characteristic of being boyish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The manners or behavior of a boy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being boyish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. being characteristic of a boy
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He had that sunny boyishness which is so irresistible to young and old.
But now, the strain lessened, his face revealed that charm of boyishness which is always curiously attractive in a man who has actually left his boyhood behind him.
As Bradley listened with a half-saddened smile to the grave visions of this aged enthusiast, he remembered the son's unsophisticated simplicity: what he had considered as the "boyishness" of immaturity was the taint of the utterly unpractical Mainwaring blood.
There was a kind of boyishness in the rumors which the newspapers circulated (not seldom with intent to dispirit), and the people believed on the authority of reliable gentlemen from
He says these guys are able to juggle serious careers, mortgages and even relationships with the pursuit of "boyishness" because to them, it's like balancing work and family.
Co-starring the ubiquitous Ryan Reynolds, the film works well, or not, according to who is on screen: As Tobin's outmatched opponent, CIA "housekeeper" Matt Weston he maintains the agency's safe house in Cape Town, Mr. Reynolds brings an appropriate degree of naiveté and boyishness to a film that's largely about loss of innocence.
It was definitely published for adults, Lyle, but has a probably unintended boyishness to it I think kids would respond to.
Justine's boor-of-a newly-minted husband Alexander Skarsgard, whose boyishness reminded me of Gael Garcia Bernal, ad-company schmear for boss and best-man
It will not be in DC.The prospect of retribution consoled Khan after he had surrendered some of his facial boyishness as well as the WBA and IBF versions of the light-welterweight title, but, if they could do it all over again, it would be bigger and better this time.
Probably I'm just thrown by Quinto's boyishness, but I don't see any signs in his Spock of this side of Spock, of either his self-discipline or his openness.