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missish

[mis-ish] /ˈmɪs ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
prim; affected; prudish.
Origin of missish
1785-1795
First recorded in 1785-95; miss2 + -ish1
Related forms
missishness, noun
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  • But it seemed stiff and "missish" to refuse—she must do now as his world did.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • You are not going to be missish, I hope, and pretend to be affronted at an idle report.

    Pride and Prejudice

    Jane Austen
  • There was a maudlin, missish, namby-mamby sentimentality about them which disgusted her.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

    Anthony Trollope
  • You are not going to be missish, I hope, and pretend to be affronted at an idle report.

    Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
  • La jeune fille, bien élevèe, in France is so missish and afraid to speak out to a man.

  • But he should not leave her till he had acquitted her of the vile, missish crime of flirting with another because he was absent.

    The Bertrams

    Anthony Trollope
  • And I was so proud of my own strength; so sure that I should never be missish, and spoony, and sentimental!

    Framley Parsonage

    Anthony Trollope

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