noun Archaic.

the quality of being a child.

Nearby words

  1. childishly,
  2. childless,
  3. childlike,
  4. childly,
  5. childminder,
  6. childproof,
  7. childrearing,
  8. children,
  9. children of god,
  10. children of israel

Origin of childness

First recorded in 1605–15; child + -ness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for childness

  • The major had never been properly a child, but now lived his childness over again with Mark in a better fashion.

    Weighed and Wanting|George MacDonald