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 ?
Or else, they grasp at sweetmeats, and mock at their childishness thereby: they cling to their straw of life, and mock at their still clinging to it.
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.
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.
Her resolve, however, had been taken, and it seemed vacillating even to childishness to abandon it now, unless for graver reasons.
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.
The childishness of her expression, together with the delicate beauty of her figure, made up her special charm, and that he fully realized.
We call this a state of childishness, but it is the same poor hollow mockery of it, that death is of sleep.
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.
He laughed as the childishness of the confession struck him.
A habit in him of speaking to the poor and of avoiding patronage or condescension or childishness (which is the favourite device, many people deeming it quite a subtlety to talk to them like little spelling books) has put him on good terms with the woman easily.
To be sure, I had heard Ransome; but he had taken his ways from all sorts of people, and spoke so imperfectly at the best, that I set down the most of it to childishness.
Indeed, my dear, I will,' replied Rosa, in a tone of affectionate childishness that went straight and true to her heart; 'I will be as good a friend as such a mite of a thing can be to such a noble creature as you.