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Webster 1913 Edition


Childish

Child′ish

(chīld′ĭsh)
,
Adj.
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.
Childish, as applied to persons who are grown up, is in a disparaging sense; as, a
childish
temper.

Webster 1828 Edition


Childish

CHILDISH

, a.
1.
Belonging to a child; trifling; puerile.
When I became a man, I put away childish things. 1 Cor. 13.
2.
Pertaining to a child; as childish yeas or age; childish sports.
3.
Pertaining to children; ignorant; silly; weak; as childish fear.

Definition 2022


childish

childish

English

Adjective

childish (comparative more childish, superlative most childish)

  1. Of or suitable for a child.
  2. Behaving immaturely.
    Your childish temper tantrums are not going to change my decision on this matter.

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