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Synonyms for childish
ˈtʃaɪl dɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. childish, infantile(adj)

    indicating a lack of maturity

    "childish tantrums"; "infantile behavior"

    Synonyms:
    infantile

    Antonyms:
    mature

Wiktionary

  1. childish(adjective)

    Behaving immaturely.

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

    Synonyms:
    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.

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. childish

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. childish(a.)

    Synonyms:
    puerile, infantile, infantine, young, tender

  2. childish(a.)

    Synonyms:
    foolish, silly, weak, trifling, frivolous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. childish(a)

    Synonyms:
    puerile, juvenile, infantile, immature

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    puerile, boyish, infant, juvenile, naive

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How to use childish in a sentence?

  1. Mitt Romney:

    Donald Trump has said a number of things which are hurtful and he has said that they were childish in some respects and I think will be potentially problematic either in a primary or in a general election if he were to become the nominee.

  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. Justice Antonin Scalia:

    It has turned into a childish spectacle, i don't want to be there to lend dignity to it.

  4. Lao Tzu:

    Thus it is said: The path into the light seems dark, the path forward seems to go back, the direct path seems long, true power seems weak, true purity seems tarnished, true steadfastness seems changeable, true clarity seems obscure, the greatest are seems unsophisticated, the greatest love seems indifferent, the greatest wisdom seems childish. The Tao is nowhere to be found. Yet it nourishes and completes all things.

  5. Leo Murray:

    We're trying to remind the president how unwelcome he is in this country, donald Trump is childish, trivial, insulting. He embodies all of these things. This is an incredibly apt way to welcome him.


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