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.
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