What does childish mean?

Definitions for childish
ˈtʃaɪl dɪʃchild·ish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. childish, infantile(adj)

    indicating a lack of maturity

    "childish tantrums"; "infantile behavior"

Wiktionary

  1. childish(Adjective)

    Of or suitable for a child.

  2. childish(Adjective)

    Behaving immaturely.

    Your childish temper tantrums are not going to change my decision on this matter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Childish(adj)

    of, pertaining to, befitting, or resembling, a child

  2. Childish(adj)

    puerile; trifling; weak

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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of childish in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of childish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of childish in a Sentence

  1. Lao Tzu:

    Thus it is said: The path into the light seems dark, the path forward seems to go back, the direct path seems long, true power seems weak, true purity seems tarnished, true steadfastness seems changeable, true clarity seems obscure, the greatest are seems unsophisticated, the greatest love seems indifferent, the greatest wisdom seems childish. The Tao is nowhere to be found. Yet it nourishes and completes all things.

  2. Joseph Borelli:

    I wanted to wear a tiny pin to express solidarity, but the parade officials physically blocked me and stood in my way. They said I can't march with the rainbow, sixty-year-old men acting childish -- want to be tough guys who can't get past my pin. It's a shame. These are people making out the rules for no reason.

  3. Loren Weisman:

    Playing the blame game is stupid and childish. Even if it is someone else’s fault, the blame game is wasted time, effort, and energy that takes you somewhere that is not going to get you anywhere.

  4. W. Somerset Maugham:

    There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish to bewail it senseless.

  5. Mitt Romney:

    Donald Trump has said a number of things which are hurtful and he has said that they were childish in some respects and I think will be potentially problematic either in a primary or in a general election if he were to become the nominee.

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