- of, like, or befitting a child: childish games.
- puerile; weak; silly: childish fears.
Origin of childish
Antonyms for childish
Related Words for childishnessignorance, imperfection, rawness, greenness, incompleteness, childishness, puerility, callowness, infantilism, candor, frankness, simplicity, inexperience, naturalness, openness, credulity, guilelessness, ingenuousness, gullibility
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Contemporary Examples of childishness
And as a purveyor of childishness myself, I understand how annoying it can be.The First Amendment Works, But Does it Work Blue?
July 19, 2014
Looking at the roots of larp makes the hobby easier to take seriously and divorces the desire from childishness.Live Action Role Play’s Rich Tudor History
July 20, 2012
Historical Examples of childishness
Barefaced audacity amounting to childishness of a peculiar sort.The Secret Agent
This childishness our country has not yet succeeded in getting rid of.My Reminiscences
And the poor child smiled at her own childishness and simplicity.My New Curate
There was no evasion in her reply; her only reproach was for his childishness in blabbing.Unwritten Literature of Hawaii
Nathaniel Bright Emerson
He smiled now at the childishness of his attitude toward Nan.The Root of Evil
- in the manner of, belonging to, or suitable to a child
- foolish or petty; puerilechildish fears