What does childish mean?

Definitions for childish
ˈtʃaɪl dɪʃchild·ish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. childish, infantileadjective

    indicating a lack of maturity

    "childish tantrums"; "infantile behavior"


  1. childishadjective

    Of or suitable for a child.

  2. childishadjective

    Behaving immaturely.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Childishadjective

    Etymology: from child.

    Learning hath its infancy, when it is but beginning and almost childish: then its youth, when it is luxuriant and juvenile. Francis Bacon, Essay, 58.

    Musidorus being elder by three or four years, by the difference there was taken away the occasion of childish contentions. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    The lion’s whelps she saw how he did bear,
    And lull in rugged arms withouten childish fear. Fairy Qu.

    When I was yet a child, no childish play
    To me was pleasing; all my mind was set
    Serious to learn and know. Paradise Regained, b. I.

    The fathers looked on the worship of images as the most silly and childish thing in the world. Edward Stillingfleet, Defence.

    One that hath newly learn’d to speak and go,
    Loves childish plays. Wentworth Dillon.

    They have spoiled the beauty of the walls with abundance of childish sentences, that consist often in a jingle of words. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    By conversation the childish humours of their younger days might be worn out. John Arbuthnot, History of J. Bull.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Childishadjective

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

  2. Childishadjective

    puerile; trifling; weak

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  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. Craig Friebolin:

    Real men aren't afraid of childish accusations. (Quite the paradox eh?)

  2. Justice Antonin Scalia:

    It has turned into a childish spectacle, i don't want to be there to lend dignity to it.

  3. Leo Murray:

    We're trying to remind the president how unwelcome he is in this country, donald Trump is childish, trivial, insulting. He embodies all of these things. This is an incredibly apt way to welcome him.

  4. Susan Pain Opraseuth:

    We've never even heard of anything like that in high school, it's very childish. This was all orchestrated by Trey Kelly and company.

  5. Locker Room Fight Bowles:

    I'll let them tell you, it's something very childish that sixth graders could have talked about and it had no reason happening. If they want to tell you what happened, they can tell you what happened, but I told them I wouldn't say anything about it, so I'll keep it there.

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