What are some opposite words for boyish?

Antonyms for boyish
ˈbɔɪ ɪʃ

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term boyish.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boyish, boylike, schoolboyish(adj)

    befitting or characteristic of a young boy

    "a boyish grin"; "schoolboyish pranks"

    Antonyms:
    old

    Synonyms:
    boylike, schoolboyish

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. boyish

    Boyish, childish, and girlish are used in a good sense of those to whom they properly belong, but in a bad sense of those from whom more maturity is to be expected; childish eagerness or glee is pleasing in a child, but unbecoming in a man; puerile in modern use is distinctly contemptuous. Juvenile and youthful are commonly used in a favorable and kindly sense in their application to those still young; youthful in the sense of having the characteristics of youth, hence fresh, vigorous, light-hearted, buoyant, may have a favorable import as applied to any age, as when we say the old man still retains his youthful ardor, vigor, or hopefulness; juvenile in such use would belittle the statement. Young is distinctively applied to those in the early stage of life or not arrived at maturity. Compare NEW.

    Compare synonyms for OLD.

    Synonyms:
    adolescent, callow, childish, childlike, girlish, immature, juvenile, puerile, young, youthful

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. boyish(a)

    Synonyms:
    juvenile, immature, childish, youthful

How to use boyish in a sentence?

  1. Ronald Reagan:

    Shouldn't someone tag Mr Kennedy's bold new imaginative program with its proper age Under the tousled boyish haircut is still old Karl Marx-first launched a century ago. There is nothing new in the idea of a government being Big Brother.

  2. Giambattista Valli:

    I wanted to share the vision of the girl that I've seen these last 20 years that I've been living in Paris, this boyish attitude, independent, unique and at the same time very seductive, very free.

  3. Eddie Redmayne:

    She talked in depth and wonderful detail about [Elbe's] art and also extraordinary things about that period. How architecture had gotten more feminine with Art Nouveau, how the notions of gender were beginning to change in the 1920s, with women's clothing becoming more boyish and haircuts getting shorter. She was just so articulate on so many subjects.

How to pronounce boyish?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say boyish in sign language?

  1. boyish

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