childishness


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child·ish

 (chīl′dĭsh)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or suitable for a child or childhood: a high, childish voice; childish nightmares.
2. Marked by or indicating a lack of maturity; puerile: tired of your childish pranks. See Synonyms at young.

child′ish·ly adv.
child′ish·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.childishness - a property characteristic of a child
youngness - the opposite of oldness
Translations
صِبْيانِيَّه
dětinskostdětskost
barnlighed
gyerekesség
barnaskapur
detinskosť
çocukça davranışçocukluk

childishness

[ˈtʃaɪldɪʃnɪs] Ninfantilismo m, puerilidad f

childishness

[ˈtʃaɪldɪʃnɪs] n (pejorative)puérilité fchild labour (British) child labor (US) n
(= use of child workers) → travail m des enfants
(= children who do paid work) → main-d'œuvre f enfantine

childishness

n (pej)kindisches Gehabe

childishness

[ˈtʃaɪldɪʃnɪs] n (pej) → puerilità

child

(tʃaild) plural children (ˈtʃildrən) noun
1. a young human being of either sex.
2. a son or daughter. Her youngest child is five years old.
ˈchildhood noun
the state or time of being a child. Her childhood was a time of happiness.
ˈchildish adjective
like a child; silly. a childish remark.
ˈchildishly adverb
ˈchildishness noun
ˈchildless adjective
having no children. the childless couple.
ˈchildlike adjective
innocent; like a child. childlike faith; trustful and childlike.
ˈchildbirth noun
the act of giving birth to a child. She died in childbirth.
child's play
something very easy. Climbing that hill will be child's play.
References in classic literature ?
I'm a worshipper of the great god Whim too, and close by here I have a little summer-house, full of books and fishing-lines and other childishness, where, when my whim is to be lonely, I come and play at solitude.
Since you have no desire to keep faith with me by upholding the rules, of which you are quite old enough to understand the necessity, I shall not trouble you with reproaches, or appeals to which I am now convinced that you would not respond," (here Miss Carpenter, with an inarticulate protest, burst into tears); "but you should at least think of the danger into which your juniors are led by your childishness.
His aspect had a childishness such as might have induced a stranger to pat him on the head--pausing, however, in the act, to wonder what manner of child was here.
But in merely looking at it one could not dismiss that impression of childishness which is the most charming side of Germany--those little pantomime, paternal monarchies in which a king seems as domestic as a cook.
There was something childish in those eyes, though it was not the childishness of senility.
Her resolve, however, had been taken, and it seemed vacillating even to childishness to abandon it now, unless for graver reasons.
He laughed as the childishness of the confession struck him.
When you come to think of it, it's the height of childishness in you--I mean me--" said Mr.
His despair at failing in a Scripture examination, his borrowing money from Gavril to pay a sleigh driver, his kissing Sonya on the sly- he now recalled all this as childishness he had left immeasurably behind.
What kind of return would that be which would be comprised in our permitting their nephew, their only relative, whom they regard as a son, and for whom it would be mere childishness to suppose they have not formed plans suitably adapted to the education he has had, and the fortune he will inherit--in our permitting him to marry a portionless girl: so closely connected with us, that the irresistible inference must be, that he was entrapped by a plot; that it was a deliberate scheme, and a speculation amongst us three?
As she sat at the cabin breakfast-table that morning, in her quaintly-made sailing dress of old-fashioned nankeen--her inbred childishness of manner contrasting delightfully with the blooming maturity of her form--the man must have been trebly armed indeed in the modern philosophy who could have denied that the first of a woman's rights is the right of being beautiful; and the foremost of a woman's merits, the merit of being young!
In a word, they are the same folly, the same childishness, the same ill-breeding, and the same ill-nature, which raise all the clamours and uproars both in life and on the stage.