Definitions for: Childish


[adj] indicating a lack of maturity; "childish tantrums"; "infantile behavior"



Webster (1913) Definition: Child"ish, a.
1. Of, pertaining to, befitting, or resembling, a child.
``Childish innocence.'' --Macaulay.

2. Puerile; trifling; weak.

Methinks that simplicity in her countenance is
rather childish than innocent. --Addison.

Note: Childish, as applied to persons who are grown up, is in
a disparaging sense; as, a childish temper.

Synonyms: immature, infantile

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