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  • n. The property of being cattish.

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Examples

  • Jandar Jard drawled, with what, in a woman, would have been cattishness.

    Time Crime

  • He had never seen her display cattishness, never known her to be on the lookout for other women on the chance of catching them tripping — ­ except in relation to him.

    The Little Lady of the Big House, by Jack London

  • Jealousy of position, cattishness, envy of social standing -- these were as evident among the office-women as they are in a woman's club; and Una had to admit that woman's cruelty to woman often justified the prejudices of executives against the employment of women in business; that women were the worst foes of Woman.

    The Job An American Novel

  • And you've grown up a nice, sensible girl in spite of your aunts -- none of their cattishness -- not a hint of it.

    Otherwise Phyllis

  • I remember the reason that I was vexed was because he believed a report that I had knocked up against a foreign potentate in Rotten Row for a bet, which was not only untrue but ridiculous, and I was getting a little impatient of the cattishness and credulity of the West-end of London.

    Margot Asquith, an Autobiography - Two Volumes in One

  • "Shiela Cardross refused the Van Dieman son and heir -- if you think that might be an explanation of the cattishness."

    The Firing Line

  • He had never seen her display cattishness, never known her to be on the lookout for other women on the chance of catching them tripping -- except in relation to him.

    The Little Lady of the Big House

  • Becton would have liked to answer her according to her cattishness, with

    A Hazard of New Fortunes — Volume 3

  • Thither he walked, a few minutes after noon, prepared for cattishness.

    Lord Ormont and His Aminta — Complete

  • But while the kids may be acquiring better tools to deal with cliques and cattishness, few are skilled at surviving a darker part of the schoolgirl power struggles: physical violence.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

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