What is the antonym of “girlish”?
The antonym of girlish is boyish, masculine, and mature. The antonyms boyish and masculine convey a more masculine or tomboyish appearance or behavior, while mature implies a more adult or grown-up demeanor.
Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
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Having qualities or characteristics typically associated with boys or young men; tomboyish.
She wore a boyish outfit of jeans and a t-shirt to the party.
Having qualities or characteristics typically associated with men or masculinity.
He had a deep voice and broad shoulders, which made him look very masculine.
Fully developed in body or mind; adult-like.
She acted in a mature manner during the meeting, even though she was the youngest person there.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Boyish and masculine both describe a more masculine or tomboyish appearance or behavior, but boyish is more playful and youthful.
- 2Mature implies a more adult or grown-up demeanor, which is different from the more playful and youthful connotations of girlish.
Good things to know
- 1Enhance Vocabulary: Use these antonyms to expand your vocabulary and express yourself more precisely.
- 2Describe Appearance: Use boyish and masculine to describe someone's appearance or clothing style.
- 3Discuss Maturity: Use mature to discuss someone's level of maturity or adult-like behavior.