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Meaning of CHILDISH

Pronunciation:  'chIldish

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  indicating a lack of maturity; "childish tantrums"; "infantile behavior"

CHILDISH is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: immature, infantile



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Child"ish\, a.
1. Of, pertaining to, befitting, or resembling, a child.
   ``Childish innocence.'' --Macaulay.

2. Puerile; trifling; weak.

         Methinks that simplicity in her countenance is
         rather childish than innocent.        --Addison.

Note: Childish, as applied to persons who are grown up, is in
      a disparaging sense; as, a childish temper.

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