Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being kittenish.

Etymologies

kittenish +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The effusiveness was irritating, and the overacted kittenishness of the girl made her sick at heart, although she betrayed no sign of her feeling.

    The Voice on the Wire

  • He himself felt a certain kittenishness sporting within him; but it was, like all his emotions, rather a theoretical feeling; it did not overmasteringly seek to express itself in a practical demonstration of kittenishness.

    Crome Yellow

  • Howells, despite a certain jauntiness and even kittenishness of manner, was spiritually of that company.

    A Book of Prefaces

  • He was fairly mild and merciful with me (thanks to Rodney, I daresay) but unbudgably firm, and at every rehearsal some touch of coyness or kittenishness is added.

    Jane Journeys On

  • Coldly studied, Leo's restlessness is much less lovable than the kittenishness which comes from a rich and fresh vitality.

    Getting Married

  • But it is Oscar's keen sense of impending death, not his occasional kittenishness, that has made the mixed-breed cat legend.

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  • But there is one dancer who I think relies a bit too much on her sex kittenishness a bit too much.

    Ramblings on Romance Etcetera, Etcetera

  • a man who weighs close onto 150 pounds, though he is as kitteny as anybody when occasion calls for kittenishness.

    Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882

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