schoolboyish


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schoolboyish

(ˈskuːlˌbɔɪɪʃ)
adj
like or characteristic of a schoolboy
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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Adj.1.schoolboyish - befitting or characteristic of a young boy; "a boyish grin"; "schoolboyish pranks"
young, immature - (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people"
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It was about studies and lessons, dealing with the rudiments of knowledge, and the schoolboyish tone of it conflicted with the big things that were stirring in him - with the grip upon life that was even then crooking his fingers like eagle's talons, with the cosmic thrills that made him ache, and with the inchoate consciousness of mastery of it all.
Contrast that to the vigorous scrawls, scribbles, and cross-outs of modern writers including The Beatles, who wrote letters and lyrics with a schoolboyish disregard for form and order: the draft of Michelle on the front of an envelope, that of A Hard Day's Night on a greeting card.
One of us--let's say Albert--then started talking about something embarrassing, something schoolboyish, let's say a high school wrestling tournament he had recently competed in.
"It's embarrassing, I expect better from Jack and it's a wee bit schoolboyish for me."
To say it was schoolboyish and basic would be an understatement."
Corridor chatter in Geneva continues to suggest that in his apparent schoolboyish and sycophantish eagerness to endear himself to the Western promoters of the UNHRC resolution of October 2015 on Sri Lanka and his naive rush to placate the expatriate Tamil groups, who are still pursuing the Ealamist agenda through other means with the apparent acquiescence of their patrons in the West, he conceded far more than what the drafters of the resolution had expected.
The colloquial English translation gave Daniel Grice's bird-catcher Papageno - with a Groucho Marx wig and the schoolboyish demeanour of Private Pike from Dad's Army - plenty of comic opportunities.
Suntrap is on late, but it needn't be, because the humour is schoolboyish - groan-worthy puns, rat-a-tat one-liners - and in the first episode there are so many bird-related jokes, someone must have studied avian humour at a pollytechnic.
But when he finally got the woman alone, his lust felt more schoolboyish than menacing.
We started well, moved the ball around well but some of our play was schoolboyish. In the second half we ceated some halfchances but it didn't drop for us.
Their schoolboyish obsession with cricket shapes much of their humor throughout the film, such as when they grudgingly halt their dining-table illustration of a botched umpire's call when Ms.
It was schoolboyish for them to come out and say that."