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Synonyms for childish
ˈtʃaɪl dɪʃchild·ish

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Wiktionary3.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. childish

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

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. childish, infantileadjective

    indicating a lack of maturity

    "childish tantrums"; "infantile behavior"



Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. childishadjective

    puerile, infantile, infantine, young, tender

  2. childishadjective

    foolish, silly, weak, trifling, frivolous

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  1. childishadjective

    puerile, juvenile, infantile, immature

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "childish":

    puerile, boyish, infant, juvenile, naive

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  1. 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.

  2. Henry Bromel:

    Sometimes when you look back on a situation, you realize it wasn't all you thought it was. A beautiful girl walked into your life. You fell in love. Or did you Maybe it was only a childish infatuation, or maybe just a brief moment of vanity.

  3. Yaryna Arieva:

    I became less naive and less childish. And maybe it has made me a little bit stronger. Because what doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger, of course, only when you see this, you understand the value of life. And for me, this is 100%.

  4. Craig Friebolin:

    Real men aren't afraid of childish accusations. (Quite the paradox eh?)

  5. Frederick Buechner:

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

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