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childish

immature; infantile: Screaming and stamping your feet is childish.
Not to be confused with:
childlike – like or befitting a child; innocent: His childlike bashfulness is charming.
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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.
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childish

(ˈtʃaɪldɪʃ)
adj
1. in the manner of, belonging to, or suitable to a child
2. foolish or petty; puerile: childish fears.
ˈchildishly adv
ˈchildishness n
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child•ish

(ˈtʃaɪl dɪʃ)

adj.
1. of, like, or appropriate for a child: childish games.
2. immature; foolish: childish fears.
[before 1000]
child′ish•ly, adv.
child′ish•ness, n.
syn: childish, infantile, childlike refer to characteristics or qualities of childhood. childish refers to characteristics that are undesirable and unpleasant: childish selfishness. infantile usu. carries an even stronger idea of disapproval or scorn: infantile temper tantrums. childlike refers to those characteristics that are desirable or merely neutral: childlike innocence.
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childish

childlike
1. 'childish'

You say that someone is childish if you think they are behaving in a silly or immature way.

We were shocked by Josephine's selfish and childish behaviour.
Don't be so childish.
2. 'childlike'

You describe someone's voice, appearance, or behaviour as childlike when it seems like that of a child.

Her voice was fresh and childlike.
'That's amazing!' he cried with childlike enthusiasm.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.childish - indicating a lack of maturity; "childish tantrums"; "infantile behavior"
immature - characteristic of a lack of maturity; "immature behavior"
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childish

adjective
1. youthful, young, boyish or girlish One of his most appealing qualities is his childish enthusiasm.
2. immature, silly, juvenile, foolish, trifling, frivolous, infantile, puerile I've never seen such selfish and childish behaviour.
immature adult, mature, sophisticated, sensible, grown-up, manly or womanly
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childish

adjective
Of or characteristic of a child, especially in immaturity:
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Translations
طُفولي، صِبْياني، نَزِقطُفُوليّ
детинскидетски
dětinský
barnlig
lapsellinen
djetinjast
gyerekes
barnalegur
子供じみた
유치한
otročjiotroški
barnslig
ไร้เดียงสาอย่างเด็ก
çocukcaçocukçaçocuksu
ấu trĩ

childish

[ˈtʃaɪldɪʃ] ADJ
1. (slightly pej) → infantil, pueril
don't be childish!¡no seas niño!
2. [disease] → infantil, de la infancia
childish ailmentenfermedad f infantil or de la infancia
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childish

[ˈtʃaɪldɪʃ] adj
(pejorative) [behaviour] → puéril(e)
Don't be so childish
BUT Ne fais pas l'enfant.
[innocence, delight] → enfantin(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

childish

adj (pej)kindisch
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childish

[ˈtʃaɪldɪʃ] adj (pej) → infantile, puerile
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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childish

طُفُوليّ dětinský barnlig kindisch παιδιάστικος infantil, pueril lapsellinen puéril djetinjast infantile 子供じみた 유치한 kinderachtig barnslig dziecinny infantil детский barnslig ไร้เดียงสาอย่างเด็ก çocukça ấu trĩ 孩子气的
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