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Synonyms for childish
ˈtʃaɪl dɪʃchild·ish

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  1. childishadjective

    Behaving immaturely.

    Your childish temper tantrums are not going to change my decision on this matter.

    infantile, silly, unbecoming, immature

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. childish

    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.

    adolescent, boyish, callow, childlike, girlish, immature, juvenile, puerile, young, youthful

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. childish

    weak, silly, puerile, infantine, imbecile, foolish, trifling, paltry, trivial

    strong, resolute, manly, wise, judicious, sagacious, chivalrous, profound, politic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. childish, infantileadjective

    indicating a lack of maturity

    "childish tantrums"; "infantile behavior"



Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. childishadjective

    puerile, infantile, infantine, young, tender

  2. childishadjective

    foolish, silly, weak, trifling, frivolous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. childishadjective

    puerile, juvenile, infantile, immature

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "childish":

    puerile, boyish, infant, juvenile, naive

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  1. Frederick Buechner:

    If it seems a childish thing to do, do it in remembrance that you are a child.

  2. Jason Johnson:

    BLM is more concerned with promoting extreme anti-police rhetoric than in improving conditions for black Americans, polling consistently shows that blacks bear the greatest burden of violent crime victimization. BLM’s childish tweets ignore the fact that the majority of black Americans appreciate the work of law enforcement and would actually like to see more policing, not less.

  3. Titus Maccius Plautus:

    Not every age is fit for childish sports.

  4. Locker Room Fight Bowles:

    There was an altercation in the locker room, it had nothing to do with football. It was something very childish. He (Smith) got cold-cocked, sucker punched, whatever you want to call it, in the jaw. He has a broken jaw, fractured jaw, it requires some surgery.

  5. Christopher Marlowe:

    I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but innocence.

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    • A. Contradictory
    • B. Ignorant
    • C. Demented
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